Public funding private projects?

Ukur Yatani

Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani pose for a photo with the budget briefcase at The Treasury before leaving for Parliament Buildings for the reading of 2021/2022 annual budget on June 10, 2021.

Photo credit: Sila Kiplagat | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • While development cooperation should be demand-driven, we must ask: Whose demand is it?
  • Donor resources should never be used to fund private interests of political elites.

Development finance like aid, technical assistance and concessional financing is meant to advance broad human and social welfare objectives in developing countries. 

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