Thursday, November 11, 2010

UNDP Report Shows Fake Progress in Nepal

UN offices in Nepal are closing at a rapid pace.   Nepalis are tired of the phony progress claimed by the UN while they ride around in expensive Land Cruisers and get nothing done. 

Blogdai's extensive contact with UN officials and staff in Nepal has left a split impression of their personnel:  They are either too young and inexperienced to make a difference and are just using Nepal as a "classroom;" or they are older, burned out officials on the downside of their careers.  Either way, they are bad for Nepal.

So, rather than fix the problem, the UNDP decides to "fix" the results of their most recent Human Development report:   
http://myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=24952

Pathetically, the UNDP has now decided that real "progress" in Nepal can now be miraculously measured simply by changing measurement indexes:

The report -- 20th anniversary edition -- has used new data and methodologies. For instance, it uses gross national income (GNI) per capita, replacing gross domestic product (GDP) per capita to include income from remittances and international development assistance.


So congratulations Nepal!  This new report says that every one of us is getting rich from aid money thrown at us.  Of course, we can't help ourselves in this regard, but no matter,  the UN comes out smelling like a rose. 


-=blogdai

5 Comments:

At 7:36 AM, November 12, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical, when in doubt, change the rules to make yourself look better.

 
At 4:34 AM, November 16, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.nepalnews.com/main/index.php/component/content/article/13-top-column/10798-writing-on-the-wall.html

 
At 5:37 PM, November 16, 2010, Blogger blogdai said...

Thanks anon for this ling. It shows perfectly how the UNMIN's failed strategy and dynamic plays out.

UNMIN will leave Nepal, but the larger point is that all UN efforts eventually cease. The Maoists know that all they have to do is wait out the phony Ian Martin containment scheme and all will be back to normal.

The Maoists know what we should all learn: UN EFFORTS ARE NEVER DESIGNED TO BE SUSTAINABLE. They are just designed to show short term gains that result in further funding.

-=blogdai

 
At 4:36 AM, November 19, 2010, Anonymous NUMBNIN said...

UNMIN objects to Maoist plan to involve PLA combatants in upcoming plenum - http://www.nepalnews.com/main/index.php/news-archive/2-political/10904-unmin-objects-to-maoist-plan-to-involve-pla-combatants-in-upcoming-plenum.html -
Is this the first time UNMIN have ever criticised the maoists? .. well I suppose even a stopped clock is right once a day...

 
At 8:49 AM, November 20, 2010, Blogger blogdai said...

Agreed. So, UNMIN thinks its ok to let Maoist combatants integrate into the National Army where they can continue their lethal brutality, yet they are somehow unacceptable when they request permission to attend what amounts to a discussion?

-=blogdai

 

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