good article on international development

This article discusses the approaches the Western world has taken to “develop” the rest of the world, as well as the positive and negative results of those actions. Ultimately, the author recognizes that we need to tailor our approaches specifically to the community in question and realize that any change we make will affect the community in drastic and often unpredictable ways. Also, development is a slow process.

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120178/problem-international-development-and-plan-fix-it

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