Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bill Easterly praises FAVL!*

*Alright, so he doesn't praise FAVL, 'cause he's never even heard of us... but what he says is what we do:
One approach to a successful aid project just is to immerse yourself in the local community, put local people in charge who are themselves highly motivated, be adaptive and flexible to respond to whatever the local people think about how they can help themselves, so that you customize the “standard project designs” to fit local circumstances. Most aid projects fail because there is nobody in the field making all these necessary adaptations and fixing unanticipated problems as they arise.

Read more of "The Secret to Successful Aid"....

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