The Pooling of Technical Assistance: An Overview based on Field Experience in six African Countries
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:
- To what extent is pooling a useful tool for harmonising donor procedures? When and where is it most effective?
- Does technical assistance (TA) pooling provide a mechanism to enhance national ownership?
- What are the capacity and procedural constraints faced by both developing countries and IDAs in using pooling more extensively?
- To what extent is TA pooling contributing to changes in aid management practices, in particular the relationship between governments and the international development community and the practices of that community?