Friday, November 14, 2008

Developing inefficiency

"Muiti also stresses that international NGOs do not build things to last: they come, implement a project, and leave. Accountable to no one, “capacity building” is the latest catch phrase most organizations use to sell proposals and win grants.

Local NGOs have problems too, he assures. Either they lack the finances or are unable to manage them. Many projects and organizations are developed after the cheque arrives and little happens except the opening, and draining, of a bank account." (Thanks Marcy)

A must-read on the failures of international development in Congo. Beware: it will make you weep.

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