Friday, May 18, 2007

"My Lessons from Korea"

Our Center has recently debuted a new feature, On the Ground, which provides experiential essays relating to development. One of the essays currently posted is by HeeJin Lee, who interrogates the meaning of development as it relates to her upbringing in Korea and her development work for Korea's Foreign Ministry. She states, "By learning more about Korea and reflecting on my own experiences, I realized that development is not necessarily a distinctive process with a clearly defined beginning and an end. Rather, I believe that it is more of a continuous accumulation of the effects of socio-economic policies, no matter how small, on the everyday lives of ordinary people. "

We encourage our readers to use our blog to discuss the essay with the author.

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