Development, as in Third World Development, is a debauched word, a whore of a word. Its users can’t look you in the eye.
Leonard Frank , “The Development Game”
In this article, author Rasna Warah argues that advocates of more aid to Africa fail to address social and historical injustices that are among the root causes of poverty and under-development in the continent.
The author provides a much-needed African perspective on the development industry, and discusses why it has failed so miserably in lifting millions of people out of poverty.