Mahmoud Abbas and his wheelbarrow. Credit: Tundra Tabloid blog
By Barry Rubin
Foreign donors have learned that no matter how great the humanitarian benefit of any project it will only get done if they pay for it and supervise it directly. One notorious example was the effort to build a better sewer system in the Gaza Strip (before the Hamas takeover) which was delayed for years while the PA did nothing to help its own people.
Here are some references on these issues: