Common Errors in Development Work

    History indicates failure of many development activities. One reason is poor knowledge of the local culture, says Xavier Mir Bernado, international cooperation expert at Baobab International Development Consultancy. Lack of project preparation is another, he adds.

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      Sam is a Devex Contributor based in South Sudan. Over the past 12 years she’s reported on conflict, post-conflict, and development stories from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, South America, and Europe. Her work has appeared in Devex, the Associated Press, VICE, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, and The New Humanitarian, among others. Sam also produces and hosts the Happiness at Work Podcast, interviewing authors, speakers and thought leaders about what it takes to live productive and fulfilling lives.