- When so many countries became independent of colonial rule after World War II, what did they expect, and why? Why were they disappointed?
- Many national politicians were convinced that there should be community participation in local projects, and many aid projects said there should be community participation. Why did that not happen?
- If a newly independent country is to become self reliant, and to decrease poverty, where should it begin to ensure those happen? Why is the community the most effective level for that to happen?
- If you want national development and a decline in poverty, go to the right place to get it, the community. Decreeing that it would happen will not make it happen; an intervention is needed, and that needed intervention is the community empowerment methodology.