This interview was conducted by Javier Toro.
David Ellerman is a Fellow at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study and a visiting scholar at the University of California at Riverside and the University of Ljubljana. He is the author of Helping People Help Themselves: From the World Bank to an Alternative Philosophy of Development Assistance.
Firstly, it is important to distinguish “economic development” from “poverty alleviation.” Poverty can be alleviated by discovering oil or by having large remittances from labor migration to a developed country, and in neither case, does that constitute or automatically lead to economic development.
Log in to continue reading
Don't have an account?
Sign up to read a free article
Cástor Miguel Díaz Barrado