Last time we examined donor approval and project preparation. In this last blog of the series, we look at what happens when the project moves to implementation.
In the blog on April 25th we looked briefly at the project idea and how it get can distorted and removed from the original intent.
Let me say from the start: this blog series is not meant to offer a complete list of the challenges to bringing a good project idea to fruition, as that would probably take an encyclopaedia and be rather boring to boot. It is intended to provoke some thought on how improvements could be made.
Why do so many development cooperation projects run after their partners? Most projects operate on the premise that there is a project partner (often one of the “beneficiaries”) on the recipient side, who is fully committed to the project. He shares a common understanding of the overriding and the specific project goals and will work together…