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Submitted by Jared Osoro on
Let me see whether I understand your argument, Shanta: "Even politically open regimes, such as India, have difficulty delivering basic services to poor people" ... implying that a politically open and accountable regime is neither necessary nor sufficient inthe delivery of developmental 'goodies'. This inference is confirmed by your further argument that the implicitly repressive Ethiopian regime "has done well in reducing poverty and child mortality, and increasing primary completion rates". If my understanding is correct, then I have have one question: Do you think the private sector will find it attractive to complement government/development partners' efforts in promoting the country's developmental aspirations under such political environment? If your answer is not an emphatic "Yes", then you seem to be arguing for a case of perpertual aid dependency in development delivery.