Ahead of last Year´s World Humanitarian Summit, Kristalina Georgieva wrote an article on IRIN about the biggest challenge to humanitarian aid not being money, but the lack of cooperation.
She was a member of the High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing. As a result of research made by the panel she described the aid community as : ‘An overcrowded market place… [where] turf wars duplicate effort and saps precious energy.’
I cannot agree with her more. Furthermore, this does not only hold truth for humanitarian aid but also development aid. The problems with non-cooperation within these two artificially separated communities are much the same. [Read more…]