Baser, H., and Morgan, P. 2001. ECDPM Synthesis Paper. November 2001. Maastricht: ECDPM.
This study looks into the pooling of funds to finance technical assistance in the context of sector-wide approaches. A number of key questions are addressed, such as:
In answering these questions, the study has reviewed the broader and changing context of international development policy and activities. The result is a somewhat provocative look at issues related to the pooling of TA, particularly the role of national ownership, the capacity of both developing countries and IDAs to manage pools, and the procedural constraints to doing so. The conclusions call into question some conventional wisdom.