“The incompetence is mind numbing...The UN/INGO people I encountered were frequently out of touch…anachronistic in their thinking at best and arrogant and incompetent at worst.There is NO accountability in the UN system or international humanitarian system.
[The local people] wanted to help themselves...they are experiencing UN/INGO fatigue...”
-Chelsea Clinton, excerpted from a letter to her parents, Bill and Hillary Clinton, reporting on the state of humanitarian intervention and foreign aid in Haiti after the earthquake of 2010.
Nepal is not different and perhaps even worse off after six decades of indefinite aid that has devastated the people of Nepal, devastated the economy and the country more than any war or natural disaster.
Since the quakes of 2015 the ruling cronies and aid agents have only consolidated power -- meanwhile the real people of Nepal endure chronic poverty and endless suffering.
The people and culture are dying. Dozens of Nepalis return from perilous migrant work abroad every month in body bags for lack of opportunity in Nepal, lack of opportunity and jobs that begins with corruption in the ruling gang aided and abetted by an indefinite aid paradigm.
The ruling class cronies and aid agents are the biggest beneficiaries of 'aid'. Most aid agents have little to no language skills and scant cultural understanding. Still, they typically enjoy a lifestyle in the top echelon of the society they traveled overseas to change.
"The rich have markets, the poor have [cannibalistic] bureaucrats [abetted by deadbeat donor darlings]" -W. Easterly, Researcher of Development Economics, New York University
“Aid undermines what poor people need most: effective government." -Angus Deaton, Nobel Prizewinner in Economic Sciences 2015
"Let my people go!" -Dambisa Moyo, Ph.D., Economist and Author of Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way
"The best road to progress is freedom's road." -John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States of America