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Helping People Help Themselves: From the World Bank to an Alternative Philosophy of Development Assistance
David Ellerman relates a deep theoretical groundwork for a philosophy of development, while offering a descriptive, practical suggestion of how goals of development can be better set and met. Beginning with the assertion that development assistance agencies are inherently structured to provide help that is ultimately unhelpful by overriding or undercutting the capacity of ...more
Paperback, 354 pages
Published January 5th 2006 by University of Michigan Press
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I liked the works he quoted more than his own words, based on the notes I took, but it was okay. I was looking for one particular term which I could have sworn I knew was in this book, but it must have been a different one. So that was disappointing, and I only read past the first 4 chapters because I was looking for that term, so the beginning was better than the end in my opinion.