Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Collier attacks ‘ideological NGOs’ for hampering development in Africa

The British economist Paul Collier delivered a frontal attack on Western NGOs at a conference in Oslo this week. “Africa needs our firms, but got … our NGOs,” he told the audience. In an interview with Development Today he nuanced his perspective. Some NGOs are “the latest manifestation of imperialism,” others are doing a great job, he said.

Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Oxford
Photo: Oxford University

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