This quote from Good caught my eye today
The World Bank estimated that in 2010, 97 percent of Afghanistan’s GDP was derived from economic and military aid from foreigners.
Uggh. I have seen this before and it is discouraging. How can you provide assistance that does not create dependence? I like the approach that Building Markets takes. But it is only one organization. We need a lot more platforms that develop new connections between people — not dependent on foreign grants and government sponsorship.