Magazine article New Internationalist

Developmania: Which Is the Best Route out of Poverty? Here Are Five Main, and Mainly Conflicting, Theories

Magazine article New Internationalist

Developmania: Which Is the Best Route out of Poverty? Here Are Five Main, and Mainly Conflicting, Theories

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APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY

Many advocates in environmental movements. Barefoot doctors and inexpensive biogas plants using animal waste are good -- high - tech medical centres and large dam projects are bad.

RADICAL REFORM

A modified version of revolutionary theory. It supports radical redistribution of wealth and the need to develop the public sector in poor countries -- but does not insist on revolution.

ORDINARY PEOPLE WILL FIND THEIR OWN PATH TO RADKAL CHANGE -- WITHOUT BLOODSHED! GO TO KERALA AND SEE IT WORKING FOR YOURSELF... THE ROUTE THROUGH GLOBAL GRIDLOCK IS SMALL AND GREEN! LOCAL PEOPLE USING LOCAL SKILLS! ER... ANYONE GOT A PUNCTURE KIT?

BASIC NEEDS

Popular among international lending and aid agencies as a supplement to economic growth. It focuses on targeting help so as to relieve absolute poverty as soon as possible. …

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