Author profile: Robinson Cook

Robinson Cook lived in Bogota Colombia for the past three years where he successfully launched a 501c3 organization, The Bogota Employment Project (, Twitter: bogotawage) assisting newly employed displaced women in transportation. Robinson’s career focus is to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable, low-income and refugee populations through work-force development. He holds an M.A. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and a B.A. in Political Science from Howard University in Washington DC.

Breaking the Dependency Mentality in International Development

Robinson Cook • Apr 24 2015 • Articles

Enforcing a clear set of rules should help local NGOs to escape the trap of dependency mentality and make the demand for financial assistance more deliberative.

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