‘International development’ is a loaded term. It’s time for a rethink | Jennifer Lentfer

Our organisation was formed 30 years ago to share ideas on making the poor richer. Now a new mindset has led the organisation to change its name

People would always give me a quizzical look. “And what is that, exactly?” they would ask, if brave enough to reveal their naiveté about what was to become the next decades of my life.

“Well, it’s the study of how to help poor countries become richer,” I would explain of my choice to study international development.

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