Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Development - what is this nebolous concept?

Defining development and visualising what development should or should not achieve is not a simple act of grabbing the latest text book. A lot is and have been done in the name of development to the detriment of people and nature. Abstract concepts and models on development, although powerful in shaping a development agenda and providing strategic direction, may easily become out of touch with the reality of poor excluded people and a defenseless natural environment.

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