The darker side of development: Good intentions, negative consequences


The darker side of development: Good intentions, negative consequences

This year, A Deeper Look is exploring the theme of the darker side of development, the paradoxes or unintended consequences that surround international development efforts.

In this episode, I speak with Raj Kumar, founding President and Editor-in-Chief of Devex, the media platform for global development. We explore how good intentions can lead to negative consequences in development, the ways that development is shifting away from a top-down approach and how concepts drawn from commercial development, such as customer satisfaction and creative destruction, relate to human development.

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Lead image credit: Sandra Blaser/World Economic Forum (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

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2 Responses to “The darker side of development: Good intentions, negative consequences”

  1. Paul De Lay on

    Excellent discussion on a challenging but important topic. Would highly recommend including Anand Giridharadas (Author of Winners Take All) in a future discussion.

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