THE ORGANISATION for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has called for international aid programmes to be better coordinated. Its Development Co-operation Report notes countries such as Nicaragua have about 40 different donors, adding "it is crucial that donors simplify and harmonise their efforts". Also aid goals should dovetail with the economic policies of local governments, it said. *,2340,en_2649_201185_1893129_1_1_1_1,00.html

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