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But the chapter concludes that they can build on each other to fit into a consistent process of restructuring aid. Restructuring will, however, take time. The system of foreign assistance that has been built up over decades of cold war competition will not be changed overnight. On the recipient side, the quality of governance, especially in the areas of conflict resolution, public budget, and financial management, and the monitoring of development effectiveness, has emerged as the key barrier to both higher aid and new aid modalities.
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Second, if the efficiency of investment were increased to Asian levels, Africa would still need investment rates on the order of almost 30 percent of GDP for an extended period. Currently, investment averages 44 Beyond Structural Adjustment about 20 percent of GDP. Of this, only two-thirds is funded out of domestic savings, while the remaining one third is funded by foreign savings. The investment requirements of rapid growth therefore indicate a resource gap on the order of 10 percent of GDP, which is larger than current ODA flows.