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Reader feedback: Some imagination, please

Re: Slovakia not optimistic about increasing development aid, Flash news, June 11, 2005

I don't know how Slovakia delivers aid, or even what it consists of, but aid to many donor countries is actually big business. A good portion of the aid, or rather the cost thereof, flows back into the economy of the donor. Seeing that Slovak tyre manufacturer Matador has set up shop in Ethiopia, Ethiopia could be a nice target country. That would make life, in various ways, easier for that Slovak manufacturer there, while at the same time a Slovak lemonade producer (for instance) could open up a facility there too. The latter facility could get rid of the surplus sugar (the EU wants Slovakia to dump some 11,000 tonnes I believe) and the aid kitty could pay the full price for it. This would boost Slovak investments and create a number of extra jobs also. An older truck (used to collect and deliver aid-goods for shipment) in Slovakia is sent to Ethiopia (to collect and distribute the aid-goods there), and is replaced with a new one in Slovakia; the bill for which would go to the aid kitty. With a little bit of imagination, this 0.17 percent should not be too difficult to get to.

Oscar,
Radošovce

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