When the Executive Director of the World Food Programme James T. Morris came to Oslo for a visit last week, the official reason was to thank Norway for its generosity. But Norway’s stricter demands on UN agencies might also have been on his mind.
A review of the achievements of the Good Humanitarian Donorship (GHD) process finds that donors are generally positive to the principles. But there are as yet few signs of concrete improvements in the way humanitarian aid funds are allocated by the international community.
Still no Zambian signature on ZAMCOM Two months ago, the historic signing of an agreement to recreate a Zambezi Watercourse Commission (ZAMCOM) was hailed as an important step for regional peace and stability and for rational use of the Zambezi River Basin resources.