Delay in implementation of commitments
Other Names: Delay in loan disbursements
Incidence: Notable examples include the delays by governments to implement commitments on standstill and rollback in relation to existing protectionist measures against developing countries. In the case of non-concessional lending by the World Bank, for example, mainly as a consequence of the virtual stagnation of its commitments during 1982-85 and delays in loan disbursements, only made a marginal contribution to net resource transfers to developing countries in 1986, following a declining trend which emerged in 1984. Central ministries often react to tight budget constraints, over-programmed budgets, or simple mistrust of spending agencies by slowing the disbursement of funds or by erecting unnecessarily cumbersome procedures in areas such as procurement, land acquisition, or contractor eligibility. Such indirect forms of control delay the implementation of projects.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET