BBC Radio 4: The End of Development

Katya Cherukumilli, USAid

Katya Cherukumilli, USAid

Over recent decades, the richer world has poured money towards poorer countries, in the form of aid and loans for development over many decades. But is this top-down solution really effective?

Anthropologist Henrietta Moore argues that the age of development is over, and that we need to move to new ideas about how to improve human lives. Professor Moore, who heads the Institute for Global Prosperity at University College London, says that the fatal flaw of “development” is that it is a concept invented by the global North and imposed on the global South.

The lecture, which is part of the BBC World Service’s ‘A Richer World’ season, will be chaired by Professor Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, and recorded in front of a live audience, here at the School. In addition to the lecture there will be a recorded Q&A session.

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