Although it is not possible to identify a specific, theoretical optimum level of aid coordination for the European Union, there is a broad consensus on the need for reduced transaction costs and greater impact through a stronger adherence to coordination standards. However, neither member states nor European institutions consequently follow a policy in line with a clear coordination principle. And nor do partner countries always push for more donor coordination. This article uses evidence from two country case studies, Myanmar and Rwanda, in which a conducive aid coordination environment is assumed.
CASE 4: Reducing child mortality through vitamin A in Nepal | Center For Global Development
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CASE 4: Reducing child mortality through vitamin A in Nepal
Originally published by Oxford University Press It is a moot point whether Nepal consumes aid or aid consumes Nepal. Hard research on the aid economy of Nepal is negligible. Barring the routine claims of multilateral and bilateral donors, and the shrewd suspicions of independent sceptics, there is no empirically rigorous and analytically sophisticated assessment that can furnish a conclusive answer to a question that ought to have been answered decades ago. So long as donor slogans remain the only source of development wisdom, the shrewd suspicions will persist.
Nepal is a small landlocked country in the middle of Asia. It is a developing country with small savings and investments. The country relies heavily on foreign aid as one-third of the population lives under the absolute poverty line. For decades, this hindered a smooth path toward economic development due to multiple reasons. The population in Nepal suffers from mass poverty and inequality.