Western agencies have a “development fantasy” about less developed countries. But despite what they may think, their work should not be simply technical, providing better equipment and teaching new skills. Why? Because development projects often systematically downplay the political causes of and solutions to poverty. As a result, projects are often ineffective at alleviating poverty and may be a means for states to extend their reach and control. This short video from Macat explains Ferguson's key ideas in only a few minutes.
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