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After decades of aid support from Western countries, my country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is still regressing. Nothing is done to improve seriously accountability and transparency. This abnormal situation confronts some people who are pulling the strings of power and would like to keep the status quo.
This situation drew my attention and prompted me to understand how postconflict countries strive to get back to normalcy. Besides, postconflict situations by nature seem to condone many countries—both donors and poor countries—from engaging in accountable and transparent ways of managing business. I do believe that in desperate situation of conflict and post conflict all people tend to behave the same way. This is part of our being humans. Therefore, aid effectiveness is the best help developed countries should provide to poor countries in order to meet the millennium development goals and have a better world.