Are these the real development experts? (My first post for Co.Exist)
A 2008 essay from the Results for Development Institute’s Dennis de Tray, revised earlier this year:
A key to giving countries the time they need to develop is allowing people to see their government begin to function. What the international community needs to do is to help nurture this critical relationship. Unfortunately they often do quite the opposite.
Donors talk a good capacity building game, but do they put their money where their mouths are? In this essay, I argue that a combination of wrong incentives, wrong institutional models, wrong time frames, and wrong capacity problem puts donors in the capacity stripping business in the short term, and most egregiously in countries that can least afford it…
For development, alongside how, there’s also who.