Development Cooperation Handbook/Defining Development/Development Mantras

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Development Mantras
by Vrinda Dar and Stefano De Santis


Mantra 1.

Choose Development

Good governance fosters a healthy communication climate

A healthy communication climate generates trust;

Trust generates cooperation;

Cooperation generates opportunities;

And availing opportunities generates development;

This is the virtuous circle of empowering governance.


Mantra 2

Capitalise Development

Empowered governance fosters healthy competition;

Healthy competition enables quality offer;

Quality offer meets global demand;

Meeting global demand generates wealth;

Wealth invested renews community capital;

This is the virtuous circle of solidarity and competition


Mantra 3

Share Development

When solidarity and competition feed into each other;

The local and the global enable each other;

Governmental authority is at the service of the community;

And economic growth becomes a resource for preservation;

Then values and resources are transmitted to future generations;

This is the path of sustained development


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