I received some private feedback from my comment on
One reader writes:
> I agree with local procurement with some minor caveats.
> You're right that Govt and NGO procurement will have most
> impact on small economies...
This reader seems concerned that if donors start
channeling their procurements through local African
markets, this may cause damage:
> Aid is not a sustainable part of the economy. This
> year it's ICT, next year it's whatever. The local IT
> supplier who expanded to supply all the aid-funded demand
> may find a smaller market once that source of funding has
> moved on.
Interesting comments, offered for your consideration and
response, without endorsement (one way or the other)
Jeff @ Nairobi
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