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  1. Mahmood
    Mahmood February 15, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Interesting note. I was wondering what would be your take on the overlapping Country strategy Programs by donor. E.g. i read a news recently that the ADB has provided assistance to NDMA for developing a Disaster Financing Fund, where as other donors are already engaged on more or less the same theme with provincial governments. Do the donors also compete for populous aid interventions?

    1. Faheem J. Khan
      Faheem J. Khan March 3, 2017 at 5:25 pm

      Duplication or overlapping is a well known problem highlighted in the aid literature which makes the whole aid delivery system complex and hard to manage. This happens due to aid proliferation – both use and source proliferation – lack of coordination and visibility factor which can undermine the value of aid and its effectiveness. My next paper on the ‘influence of foreign aid on public sector capacity in Pakistan’ (forthcoming PIDE working paper) would cover this aspect.

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