Monthly Archives: July 2008

Donor coordination 1: the challenges

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 If one assumes that donors are above all committed to poverty reduction and improving the lives of the populations in their target countries, it would seem logical to think that they would have a strong interest in closely coordinating their activities, in the aim of increased efficiency and impact. However, in spite of significant efforts, >>>

Too much money is chasing too few really good development projects – Part 4: Still too much tied aid

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 People generally agree that many projects are not as good as they could be. One reason for this which has not been mentioned in previous blog entries lies in the indirect or direct contribution that some “development” activities make to the economies of the donor countries.

Too much money is chasing too few really good development projects – Part 3: Unclear “larger” goals and benefits

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 This blog looks at how sometimes the domestic or political justifications for development cooperation compromise important development goals, thereby having a damaging effect, both on the image of development cooperation and on achieving those very goals.