chapter  2
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Illuminating the dark side of development Introduction: an incomplete and contested picture of progress The global ‘protest caravan’ Decolonising the mindset of development The political and psychological satisfaction of ‘helping’ the poor The (geo)politics of aid Conclusions: geopolitics and the ‘apothecary’ of development remedies

The estimates of the number of poor people in the world also influence assessments of the seriousness of the problem of world poverty, the scale of resources that should be devoted to reducing it, and the regions to which these resources should be directed.