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Thank Finn for your candor and comment. As I been able to see elsewhere, the Ghana experience clearly illustrates that the building of institutions and systems is a medium term effort that is required to ensure the sustainability of development programs. Those of us working in international agencies will do well to understand that to effectively support countries in operationalizing the social aspirations and goals of governments and citizens, we need to strike a better balance between the pursuit of short-term “easy wins” or “results”, usually associated with traditional investment projects, and “medium- term engagement” approaches that are sometime painfully slow and fustrating but that are required to construct strong and effective institutions and systems.