I say this not to disparage experts in development; after many years focused on trade and development myself, I would have to admit I belong in that camp. Rather, I fear that if
In recent days, the "nitty-gritty" of development politics has been the subject of some high level discussion. Both Ambassador and Mr. Clinton have spoken on the need to revamp aid agencies and funding mechanisms. It would be a good start. In addition, I think we need to reconsider the very projects we fund. One key requirement for a project should be its sustainability. In short, every project funded in
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