The White Man's Burden - by William Easterly[Reading report] by Guillaume Tellez


The author was part of the “Alternative Management” third year program in HEC in 2011.

The attempts to develop the poor countries through international aid plans have failed since the end of World War II and the independences. Planning and increasing amounts of aid do not lead to development and can even have counter-productive effects. One must leave the development to local actors so as to address the real needs of the populations of countries that are stuck in a so-called ‘’poverty trap’’.

Quote article  Guillaume Tellez, « The White Man's Burden - by William Easterly », 07 june 2011, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]

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