Best International Development Strategies: What Are They?

The best international development strategies empower people to earn a living, live in sanitary and health-promoting conditions, obtain an education, and choose their own destinies in terms of social, political, and religious persuasions. I have to admit to believing firmly in democracy, despite all its failings, so I'd have to add self determination for ordinary citizens.

We would like to have a collection of other ideas about how to bring about healthy development, especially in the world's poorest nations, but also in other areas where human rights issues, war, disease, poverty, and environmental problems make everyday life precarious.

How can the so-called developing nations reap some of the benefits of advanced education, technology, and technology transfer without suffering through the same cycles of over-industrialization and over-consumption that have now left many Western nations with a legacy of debt, fear, and environmental problems that will not easily be overcome.

So all of you reading this--and even though our site is very serious and not particularly in the sweet spot of the Internet, we have readers from every continent every month--what's your answer to the best course of action for developing countries? What should rich countries that get into economic trouble do?

The best international development strategies seem to us to be likely to reduce disparities in wealth, educational success, health outcomes, environmental cleanliness, and happiness between peoples. Surely all nations must share the desire for peace, stability, predictability, and prosperity for all.

Then again, that might reflect our political frame of reference and not yours.

Now's the time to make the world a better place, starting with a simple place to type your opinion and upload photos, if you like, below. Thanks for your thoughtful contribution. We edit for good English and to make entries relatively brief and of the high quality you've come to expect from us, but we don't change your thought.

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What Strategy Would You Suggest for International Development?

Do you have an opinion about the best international development strategy? Why is it "best"? Is it the most equitable, the most wealth producing, the most entertaining, the most exciting, the easiest to implement?

How did you learn about this strategy, or was it your invention? Tell us the whole story.

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