1970’s millions of donations have been wasted because there was no control and no intelligent management for large amount of support. That has changed dramatically for good.
2000’s radical management, strong control and very detailed project plans dramatically reduced the waste of money and far more money is going to the ones in need. However, the overly “planned” projects and all its good intention, seam to end up like the “plan economy” in communistic nations. So Nigeria has a very prosper capital but growing poverty in the outskirts. The project plans are almost impossible to make from a drawing board.
2020’s it appears that we all need to work much more closely together. The competition for funds overshadows the common sense for what is good for the people and countries we signed up to help. NGOs and other support organizations need to shift gear in the interest of their vision, the vision of their founders, their beneficiaries – and even in the interest of their donors (unless there are commercially or politically biased objectives.