Development cooperation as learning in progress: Dealing with the urge for the fast and easy

by Marleen Bosmans, Paul Bossyns, Anne Flahaut et al.
Studies in Health Services Organization & Policy, 33, 2016

269 pp. 1.5 MB

Development aid can be described as one of the most challenging social experiments in the history of mankind. For the first time, people acted on the hypothesis that specific interventions could influence another nation’s development in a positive direction. This thought emerged just after the Second World War, in parallel with the ideas and experience of the Marshall plan for reconstructing Europe. In this book we want to explore and provide new insights on development intervention strategies. It goes against old but also against some recent trends and builds upon new insights in cognitive research and complexity theory.

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