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Title:Global funds: lessons from a not-too-distant past?
Author:Mkandawire, ThandikaISNI
Year:2006
Periodical:Africa Development: A Quarterly Journal of CODESRIA (ISSN 0850-3907)
Volume:31
Issue:4
Pages:1-21
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:rural development
development projects
AIDS
Economics, Commerce
Globalization--Economic aspects--Developing countries
Abstract:This paper examines parallels between earlier attempts to address poverty through integrated rural development and current institutional arrangements for combating HIV/AIDS through the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM). The paper suggests that there are a number of lessons that can be learned from the integrated rural development (IRD) debacle if the current initiatives are to avoid some of the problems that plagued the IRD. The errors included top-down management, application of a standardized institutional template in different contexts, overburdened local institutions, internal brain drain and non-sustainability of initiatives. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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