Netherlands argues for better aid coordination

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Dutch minister proposes for improved coordination of international aid to Afghanistan at World Bank meeting on Sunday.

14 April 2008

WASHINGTON - At a meeting of the World Bank in Washington on Sunday, Dutch development minister Bert Koenders presented a series of proposals to improve coordination of the supply of international aid to Afghanistan.

Koenders said international donors and the Afghan government should work more closely, and added that Kabul should be more directly involved in aid projects.

The minister expects that this approach will yield better results in education, health care and agriculture. A World Bank delegation will travel to Afghanistan next week to discuss Koenders' proposals.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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