February 01, 2014

Development is about the poor not needing help.

Sir, Frank Vogl of The Partnership for Transparency Fund writes: “Citizen-led development to ensure the extremely poor in many communities across the globe can receive state benefits – food rations, basic social security, free healthcare access to free schools, without being forced to pay bribes and without being cheated by lowly government officials – is yielding tremendous results”, “Citizen-led development is yielding results” February 1.

That are indeed great welcomed results…but whatever, please, do not call that “development”. Development is about all those extremely poor ending up not needing state benefits.