Monthly Archives: January 2015

For development aid to work (5)

5. Efficient development aid is to support national institutions. Donors should avoid building up their own systems within the state with parallel structures. This might be efficient and give good short term results, but it is not development. Donors have … Continue reading

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For development aid to work (4)

4. Aid can speed up development people have decided to carry out and have capacity to follow up. Where and when aid should intervene in development should therefore be reconsidered. The politics of pity is the politics of the past. Africa … Continue reading

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For development aid to work (3)

3. Donors need to respect and know the recipient’s decision-making process. Ability to relate and gain confidence is as important as policy statements and money management. African countries are now part of an international community that should respect them and not tell … Continue reading

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For development aid to work (2)

2. Development aid is to interfere in a foreign country. Without respect, good understanding of politics, culture and power relations the donors should not expect any effective impact. Africa consist of 54 countries, with 3000 languages and large variety of … Continue reading

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For development aid to work

Development aid is heavily debated. Some believe it can make a lasting difference to the lives of poor people in poor countries. Aid therefore should increase. Others maintain that aid in its present form has outplayed its role. Many have … Continue reading

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