Sunday, 9 December 2007

Something Is Being Done (SIBD)

Just finished reading Bill Easterly's 'Planners vs. Searchers' article - a gem.

Among many bold and fresh ideas there is one which stands out: that the world's international development machinery has become..."stuck on infeasible grand objectives like "ending world poverty"." They constantly come up with new plans, strategies and frameworks for achieving this massive goal, even though these repeatedly fail.

It struck me that instead of persevering with impossible efforts to change the lives of the most vulnerable and needy, we should try and do what we we know works, for those we can help.

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