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Via comparative stories of aid-supported infrastructure initiatives in East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, the publication examines how relief may possibly support improvement techniques by way of facilitating improvement of neighborhood endogenous associations.

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The execution process of the ESDP was characterized by much confusion and complicated domestic political conflicts and differences in 38 Machiko Nissanke and Yasutami Shimomura the perceptions of the main actors in the Thai government and the foreign donors. Nevertheless, the wide-ranging infrastructure facilities contained in the plan have doubtlessly contributed to Thailand’s rapid industrialization since the mid-1980s and functioned as a central platform of the Thai economy. In this context, Chapter 3 traces the ESDP in terms of its planning, development process and economic impact.

The Institutional Evolution through Development Cooperation 27 World Bank assisted the execution of the Aichi Plan, particularly at the stages of planning and implementation, though its financial contribution was only 4 per cent of the total project investment cost. In fact, at the planning stage, the Aichi Plan was modelled partly on the Tennessee Valley Development Programme (TVDP) carried out by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). With the introduction of advanced technologies then available, particularly construction machinery and dam technologies, the Aichi Plan successfully constructed large-scale river-water-resources infra facilities, namely the Makio multi-purpose dam and its main channels (112km) and branch channels (1,012km), and Togo dam regulating reservoir and its agricultural water pumping stations (18 locations).

5 connecting Hanoi with the harbour city Haiphong and Institutional Evolution through Development Cooperation 39 the East-West Transport Corridor Project for development of the Greater Mekong Subregion. In Vietnam, where ODA increased suddenly in the mid-1990s, its absorptive capacity in managing an increasing number of aid projects was severely tested in the early periods. In this context, institutional spillover effects of learning experiences gained from aid-funded projects to locally funded projects in the subsequent periods have been very valuable and important.

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