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Dead Aid?

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Swahili Street calls out NGOs:

[T]ime and again funding NGOs, bilateral donors, ‘local’ NGOs claim credit for stuff that…. well…. they haven’t actually done.

I remember the discussion with someone who had got a lot of money to do Public Expenditure Tracking. He didn’t know how to do it, his staff didn’t know how to do it. They didn’t even know if it was worth doing or not in their District. I asked him to level with me. We looked at each other over our mugs of tea and he replied: “ah, si unajua dunia ya wahisani?” Don’t you know the donor world?

The whole post is worth reading. And this one too.

Written by serengetiadvisersblog

January 27, 2010 at 11:49

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  1. well followed up!

    Pernille

    January 27, 2010 at 12:47

  2. Social comments and analytics for this post…

    This post was mentioned on Twitter by PernillaAfrika: Dead Aid? Well followed up….https://serengetiadvisersblog.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/dead-aid/

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    January 28, 2010 at 16:41

  3. @Pernille You should also check out http://bit.ly/144732.

    Dick Robertson

    January 28, 2010 at 17:43


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