Interest Groups and Aid Conditionality

  • Nurul Islam


It was a major task to draw together all the differing interests and capabilities of donor countries and agencies and weld them into a coherent, balanced and effective development programme. Also within Bangladesh, several groups with different interests were involved and exercised pressure and influence. A wide range of conflicting interests had to be reconciled in the process. Aid had to be found to support the import programme, projects had to be assigned to donors and agreed with them, and ministries and development agencies had to be convinced that they could not always be allowed to arrange things exactly as they wished.


Planning Commission Donor Country Asian Development Asian Development Bank Canadian International Development Agency 
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    Asian Development Bank, Railway Loan (Loan No 215). Loan Agreement (Special Operations), 10 January 1975, p. 9.Google Scholar
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