My favorite Sesame Street character while growing up was Super Grover, who my wife recently pointed out is quite an anti-hero. Anyway, as I showed some clips to my son, I wondered if sometimes the international development community is like Super Grover: sideshow while people figure out their own solutions. Could be worse! (And might be. And at other times, it’s probably better.)
In fact, I think this is a stretch, but (a) I wanted an excuse to post a video of Super Grover (who needs an excuse?) and (b) this did occur to me as I watched this.
2 thoughts on “super grover as development metaphor”
I had forgotten about Super Grover! I love him, too. That’s a funny comparison. Sometimes I feel like Super Grover as a mom.
Awesome! For the record, I have found that there are times when running around in circles and screaming at the top of your lungs can be a very effective way of dealing with problems.