"But much aid also seems to have gone to waste. In recent years, critics assert that good governance among recipients has been neglected too often. Corruption, lack of follow-through and cookie-cutter policies afflicted development projects."
But the author can't resist to blame "the West". It's all our fault, not the corruption and ineffectiveness of the UN, who is handling it.
"More important, in my view, the West is beginning to recognize, if slowly, that it too bears some responsibility for the inferior performance of poor nations. "
Obviously the answer is throw more money at it, instead of reforming the countries and stop the corruption. (/sarcasm)
Save your keys on your keyboard. Any article from the Gray Whore stinks more than fresh doggie poop.
There are groups that believe that societies must be sustainable even at the cost of being impoverished. The poorer you are the smaller the environmental footprint you leave.
posted on 08/06/2003 10:45:27 PM PDT
by Mike Darancette
(Save Traditional Marriage -- It's for the Children!)
"Its finest achievement has been the Human Development Index, which has steered analysis of a nation's standard of living away from sole reliance on per capita gross domestic product to include measures of education and health. The agency has added other formal indexes to measure gender equality, gender empowerment and poverty."
Res ipsa loquitor.
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