Sep 26, 2010
Center for Democracy and Civil Society

Technology is not the problem

Poverty is rarely a technical problem. More commonly it is a political one. Why this is so hard to understand is not clear to me. To take an obvious example, a USAID food security project will not be effective at preventing famine if the president of a country induces them in order to punish people who do not support him.

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