The West can’t save Africa

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According to Bill Easterly in today’s Washington Post.

Economic development in Africa will depend -- as it has elsewhere and throughout the history of the modern world -- on the success of private-sector entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs and African political reformers. It will not depend on the activities of patronizing, bureaucratic, unaccountable and poorly informed outsiders… Development everywhere is homegrown.

Once again, he mocks Sachs and Jolie and stresses evaluation and accountability.

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