Actually, the Leland Initiative is an excellent example. At every meeting I've attended where the Leland Initiative was discussed, it's been the consensus of the foreign aid organizations that this is exactly the kind of project NOT to do. Some USAID-funded organizations (mine, for one) have been very vocal in their opposition to the Leland Initiative, and very dubious of the advertised results (or lack of). Still, no one claims to have the answers, but I truly believe that many organizations are at least more sensitive to the real issues.
Bill Lester [AVSC]
>>> Dr Eberhard W Lisse <[log in to unmask]> 11/03 11:41 AM >>>
In message <[log in to unmask]>, William Lester writes:
> One of the "myths" that continues to circulate is that all foreign
> aid projects (i.e. USAID) throw equipment at Africa without
> developing local resources. While that may have been the case in
> the past, my experience has been that there is a marked swing in the
> other direction.
The Leland Initiative is not a good example...
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