The White Man's Burden, by William Easterly[Reading report] by Guillaume Angué

2009-10-03

The author was part of the “Alternative Management” third year program in HEC in 2008/2009.

After more than 60 years of development aid, extreme poverty is still a severe problem on several continents. William Easterly tries to analyze why development aid failed to work as expected and had some bad effects on the poorest people. Agencies are not held responsible, target populations are not included in the elaboration of policies, and actions are not evaluated. The author points out some of the biggest problems of these policies and suggests ideas for future improvement in aid.

Quote article  Guillaume Angué, « The White Man's Burden, by William Easterly », 03 october 2009, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/92.sls

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