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Connecting the dots : complexity thinking and social development

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Abstract: How are societies ‘developed’? For years, international aid has failed to provide a convincing answer. This article offers a potential path to improving both aid performance and development in a broader sense. This article presents an alternative way of appreciating and analyzing purposeful change in societies. Despite its long history of attaining shifts in rhetoric, thinking and practice, international aid has fallen short of achieving sustainable improvements. Why doesn’t aid seem to work? Alan Fowler proposes so-called complexity perspectives on civic driven development as an alternative to the traditional perspectives on aided development.
Authors: Fowler, A.
Category: Policy
End Page: 15
Serial number: 7
ISSN: 1874-2033
Journal: The Broker
Keywords: development policy , aid programmes , civil society , economic development
Language: eng
Organization: The Broker
Year: 2008
Right: © 2008 IDP. This article has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported license.
Subject: Development Cooperation General
Start Page: 10
Title: Connecting the dots : complexity thinking and social development