The Development Set and its role in perpetuating poverty
Posted on 30 August 2018 | DemocracyDiversity, migration & social inclusionFoundations' operationsGlobal challenges, peace-buildingHuman rights, citizenship & democracy
In 1976, an exasperated development worker, Ross Coggins, attending his umpteenth futile meeting to discuss poverty in a fine hotel, penned a poem entitled ‘The Development Set‘. Several years later I joined a leading charity, dutifully following their extensive orientation courses and briefings, talking theory ad nauseum. I cannot stress enough how the opening lines of Coggins’ poem resonated with me.