I was sitting in a chair in a loooong meeting with a large donor about how to manage stocks of essential anti-malarial drugs that will be sent to 25 isolated health zones.
To defend himself about lateness in sending these drugs, the presenter showed the following slide:
General Context of the DRC
-post conflict country--considered a fragile state
-large surface area of the territory and poor infrastructure
-absence of system of distribution at the national level
-complex drugs that require good management systems
-limited experience of donors in distributing medical materials in the DRC
-national and international pressure to deliver positive results fast
I call it Gems from Donor to Justify why Shit isn't Getting Done.
Strangely, it made me feel better about my project because I realized that I could claim exactly the same things.