Engaging in Development

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Check out Dr. Rowe’s feature article on Boston Network for International Development’s blog!

Dr. Rowe sums up a couple important notes to remember. First of all, we are all in international development. “Whether we are working locally or abroad, we are all working and having direct implications and effects on other parts of the world and we can’t escape it,” he says. Our goal is to know what impact, we will have, as workers and practitioners. Having said that, to come out strong in this field, we have to be flexible and humble. “You have to go into this being humble, not that you are the savior bringing all these materials to benign children. You have more to learn from them than they do from you.” If we don’t have this mindset, Rowe claims development will not work.