Dyan Mazurana challenges development policy assumptions at Fletcher Ideas Exchange

Dyan Mazurana challenged the audience at the Fletcher Ideas Exchange to carefully consider on development policy assumptions on April 14, 2016. In her talk, “Delivering Basic Services to Build State Legitimacy: Is it what you do or how you do it?” she discussed the belief that has led donors to spend $36 billion on basic services, social infrastructure, and material relief in the world’s most fragile nations last year. She questioned whether providing basic services — health care, education, and water  — actually leads to people to perceive their local and central governance as more legitimate. Is this good development policy in conflict affected countries?

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