Sigur Center Asia Report, Issue 3: Donors and Development: Understanding the Aid Crisis in Pakistan Open Access
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Pakistan continues to be of concern to the international community. Recently the Biden-Lugar Committee proposed an investment of seven billion dollars over the next five years to improve social services as part of the overall strategy to help stabilize Pakistan. While this effort is much needed, what is also needed is a redesign of how this assistance is programmed and the way activities are implemented. Without the redesign of programs it is likely that this infusion of funds will be wasted, as has been much of the donor assistance provided in earlier decades.