ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Doing without Aid?

Ideologically, moves to reduce dependence on external grants can only be welcomed. Not only because these amounts, as a proportion of plan allocations say, are small, but because the availability of easy aid precludes the necessity of generating own resources and improving efficiency and targeting. Yet, the finance ministry's grandiose pronouncements on this count have not led to any attempt to overhaul its financial management. Nor are NGOs affected by the coming crunch moving towards better management.

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