Alliance for Aid Monitor Nepal (AAMN) is a public forum towards bringing voices, perspectives and critical discussions on the issues related to foreign AID in Nepal.
As foreign AID has been a global reality. Over the time, it has been able to draw significant attention as well as criticism in global aid politics. Global debates on AID have several times made clear that AID does not take place in vacuum; it rather very systematically penetrates sociopolitical and economic interests. Thus AID revolves around power structures and operates through power structures. It is also a fact that AID has been a reality and a support for many developing countries to run their governments and their operations. There are also opinions which think AID being instrumental towards improving lives of those living under poverty and dominations. There are also very critical opinions about AID which completely negate the importance of AID and consider it as part of the global neocolonial politics where as the fact of the matter is that that AID has been a reality of the present day world. Thus the question of AID Effectiveness becomes central to any debates around AID.
In these contexts, Nepal is no exception to AID realities. However, AID, which in a way intends to influence the future of every citizen, has been an issue of debate of certain government, political and intellectual elite. It has not been able to be a part of public debate in Nepal. At a time when...