Africapitalism: empowering people works much better than giving them aid

By Tony Elumelu

We must revisit our definition of development and the tools that we employ to achieve it

I’ve long questioned the traditional approach to development where donors and governments invest in basic health, education and access to food in developing countries, with the hope that the beneficiaries will eventually become self-sufficient.

While all assistance is to be acknowledged and appreciated,we need to rethink the ways in which we help others. We must revisit our definition of development and the tools we employ to achieve it.

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Read more here:: The Guardian – Global Development