Easterly on development

Posted: July 10, 2010 in Bubba posts

I am a recovering development economist and I have enjoyed many of William Easterly’s insights in the past. Recently he posted this on the Aid Watch blog:

“Direct solutions to problems (say, using aid programs) still may be worthwhile as benefiting a lot of people. But a long list of many such solutions is not development; development is the gradual emergence of a problem-solving system.”

This is also true for much of the “nonprofits need to be more entrepreneurial”-debate where so much centers on what nonprofits should do rather than providing means for entrepreneurial processes to emerge. Read Easterley’s entire post here.



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