Easterly's Take on Homegrown Development

    Is it still homegrown development if countries receive assistance from foreigners? According to William Easterly, co-director of New York University's Development Research Institute, homegrown development does not necessarily reject foreign help. The concept, he says, encourages foreign nations to share successful models of development but prescribes that developing countries make the decision on which foreign technologies or approach to use to take them out of poverty.

    About the author

    • David Lepeska

      David has served as U.N. correspondent for the newswire UPI and reported for several major newspapers, including the New York Daily News and Newsday. He was chief correspondent for the Kashmir Observer in Srinagar, India, and regularly contributes to the Economist, among other publications. Since 2007, David has reported for Devex News from Washington, New York, as well as South Asia.