Almost every day Cambodia has conferences and workshops, ostensibly to promote development for the poor, but always senior officials and experts take pride of place to expound their wisdom down from upon high. The “Sage on the Stage!”
Just now, today, I received a call from development expert. “Our donor has some money. We stand a good chance of getting it. We have an idea, only we need your help...... to find the beneficiaries!”
And this message will be typical of many like it in every country where overseas aid and development money goes out to “Calls for Proposals”.