- Wilkinson, David
- A Healthy Partnership: A Case Study of the MOH Contract to KHANA for Disbursement of World Bank Funds for HIV/AIDS in Cambodia
- International HIV/AIDS Alliance
- International HIV/AIDS Alliance, March 2005, 15 pp
Reproduced with the International HIV/AIDS Alliance's kind permission.
"In 1998, the Cambodian Ministry of Health was experiencing difficulties in disbursing World Bank funds earmarked for local NGOs/CBOs, and in 1999, contracted Khana to manage the disbursement process. Given the scarcity of documented successful government-NGO/CBO disbursement initiatives, the Alliance commissioned a case study of this mechanism of making World Bank funds more accessible to civil society organisations. This report of the case study outlines the background and context to adopting the disbursement mechanism, explains the selection of the disbursing agency and the process of contract negotiation, details the nature and quantity of the disbursement, and identifies the strengths, weaknesses and lessons learned from this model."