Discovering the New Development
Past approaches to aid focused on relief as development. Unfortunately, this misguided ideology often caused more harm than good. Relief efforts are necessary to alleviate current suffering as a result of war, hunger, and disease but may drown out emerging markets. Development, on the other hand, is about long-term, sustainable growth through bottom-up entrepreneurial efforts. The international aid community must prudently approach Africa by distinguishing between the two forms of aid.
Whether an initiative comes from inside or outside government, “Discovering the New Development” highlights best practices and models for leveraging philanthropy, volunteerism, foreign aid, and business investment for relief and development in sub-Saharan Africa.