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“There is no short-cut to development”

Marcia Luyten argues that the main problem of the failure of development in Uganda is in fact a mentality problem. On the one hand she claims that there is lack of an inner will to progress within the people: men are ‘busy’ drinking beer and women don’t get up early enough to make their children a breakfast. On the other hand they are all part of a system that doesn’t allow for efficient development: profit that is made is not properly invested, and education (in a corrupt society) just isn’t the requisite for a good job.

According to Luyten this is to a large degree due to the Dutch development policies. Continue reading