Poverty, Inc

“I see multiple colonial governors,” says Ghanaian software entrepreneur Herman Chinery-Hesse of the international development establishment in Africa. “We are held captive by the donor community.”

The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry — the business of doing good has never been better.

From TOMs Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to US agricultural subsidies, Poverty, Inc plays the gadfly in this eye-opening examination of Western interventions in the developing world.