Volumes have been written about how to do development and how not to do development. Thousands of people from the North are employed by governments, agencies, and NGOs in the business and industry of development. Ever since the end of World War II, when the U.S. determined to rebuild the world in a direction that understandably suited its national security and economic policies, development has been at the forefront of world affairs. Academics studying development claim that, when stripped down to its bare essentials, development should mean good progress or good change. How can we account for the fact that good progress has not been achieved everywhere despite 50 years of effort? Many authorities in the North are convinced that development is in the doldrums or even stranded in much of subSaharan Africa. Somehow much of Africa has been left behind in our runaway world (Giddens, 1999).