Factors Influencing Sustainability

by Joseph Nyamutera and Beatrice Warue

A couple of years of aid to third world communities have seen funds going down the drain with little impact; poverty continues to nag at the millions of poor people in these communities with little or no impact after the aid. International donors have played a significant role in assisting communities or governments to implement sectoral system reform strategies in developing countries. With increased involvement of donor agencies in sectoral reform efforts, two concerns have gained paramount importance and attention: effectiveness and sustainability (Homedes, 2001; Hak & Dahl, 2007).