I agree with Jeff's points.
> What seems missing in most debates is a clear idea of how donors
> with investment funds can apply their capital sustainably. Suppose a
> donor has, say, US$600,000 to "provide full Internet access" in a
> country. How should these funds be spent to "provide" the access?
I suppose, the purpose of this list would be to open up discussions between
funding organisations such as the USAID, UNDP and others and those who require
the funding. In my earlier posts, I pointed out that there are many locally based Africans who could build successful, sustainable businesses. The problem is that they don't have access to the avail
ble funds. We must find ways of supporting these people.
What Jeff has done here is very useful. It is that sort of thing we need
if we are going to go down the path of sustainability.