28 December 2007

Afghan Entrepreneurship DESPITE the USAID...

Sarah Chayes writes in the December 2007 Atlantic Monthly an article entitled Scents & Sensibility, about her experience starting and building Arghand, an Afganistan-based soap and body-oil business gainfully employing Afghans and locally-sourcing materials, and how she "overcame the incompetence of America’s aid establishment." Humorous and yet a sad testimony to the lousy judgment and misguided incentives of government bureaucrats and the international development aid industry.

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