Rethinking Development Assistance: An Approach Based on Autonomy-Respecting Assistance

Rethinking-Development-AssistanceToday, development agencies are actively rethinking the effectiveness of development assistance.  There have been many small or local successes but the goal of sustainable scaling-up has been more illusive.  What are the linkages that can be changed by policy-makers that will help scale up micro-successes to have an impact at the macro level?  This paper argues that autonomy-respecting assistance both in the cognitive and volitional dimensions is the sort of macro-micro development linkage that will best support not only genuine reforms but the scaling up of those reforms.

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