Socio-technological Analysis of Development Assistance Database Afghanistan: A Case Study

Mohammad Sediq Bezhan, Université D'Ottawa / University Of Ottawa, Université D'Ottawa / University Of Ottawa
2013
Improvement in information sharing and communication about the foreign aid resources between the donors and the aid-recipient countries have always been considered very important. In recent years, the integration of advanced technology in the area of aid coordination has received a tremendous amount of attention. The following thesis studies the influence of technology in the area aid coordination within the context of Afghanistan. Guided by the Actor-Network Theory, the thesis examines how the
more » ... is examines how the social and technological aspects of the Development Assistance Database (DAD), as an advanced aid information management technology, influences aid coordination and information sharing between the donors and the government of Afghanistan. Using a case study methodology, the research also investigates whether or not the DAD adheres to the principles of aid effectiveness. The findings reveal that although technology had a profound impact in the area of aid management in Afghanistan, there are several areas that still face challenges. The present study highlights these challenges and recommends the appropriate solutions.
doi:10.20381/ruor-3214 fatcat:tnuijk5zivaj5kayocifxqhpk4