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In development, there has always a been tension between the " expert knows better " and " ask the people themselves what they need". This article puts everything very much in perspective. Crowd-sourcing needs is not a sufficient alternative for a good analysis. In a good analysis, the opinion of the beneficiaries must be a very important element. Worse is it of course, when entrepreneurs from the North or ministers form the North decide what the entreprises or people in the South want. The programs of donors risk to take this route.