Chronology of a Failure

Sometime ago, I came across this nice publication which I finally ordered today (looking forward to hold it in my hands!). It was developed by an onlab summer school in 2011. Here is what it says on their website: “Beginning right after World War II, the fight against poverty has seen a new fad nearly every decade. Major institutions such as the World Bank, national governments and a growing number of NGOs declare a new ideology which promises to reduce hunger, and improve health, education and human rights at a stroke. Alas, neither the Green Revolution nor Structural Adjustment Policies nor a focus on participation led to real improvements in the lives of the poor. Has progress really been as disappointing as it looks, and do new approaches give any hope for improvement?”



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