Stop Trying to Save the World Big ideas are destroying international development -The New Republic

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“The repeated “success, scale, fail” experience of the last 20 years of development practice suggests something super boring: Development projects thrive or tank according to the specific dynamics of the place in which they’re applied. It’s not that you test something in one place, then scale it up to 50. It’s that you test it in one place, then test it in another, then another. No one will ever be invited to explain that in a TED talk.”

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120178/problem-international-development-and-plan-fix-it