With respect to shrinking project size while aid grows, is this entirely due to "monument building"? With the explosion in information and information technology, I wonder if this is a symptom of the times and will likely increase. For example, one of the blogs I visit is asking for donations to a charity they support, someone can donate right away using paypal. Replicated many times, this lowers the amount available to those who might be larger contributors (United Way, Red Cross, etc.) with enough scale to achieve some of what is suggested here.