In the context of “Time-Zones. Development and the Factor
Time” members of GTZ and Misereor, together with the weekly newspaper DIE
ZEIT interviewed high-ranking personalities – managers, board members,
heads of policy departments – from the leading organizations of German
The interviews showed: There is a comprehensive set of
experiences and a deep knowledge of the role of the time factor in
development policy. Despite isolated criticism as to the formulation of the
topic, that some of those questioned deemed too aloof and not practically
relevant, most reacted with approval: It is high time, to confront the
factor time in development cooperation!
The results of the survey will be presented here in five
- The Problem
Where do the
interviewees see the problem in the nexus between time and development?
- Time and Man
always put the subject of time and development into the context of man.
What does that mean for the practice of development cooperation?
- Silver Bullet Participation
interviewees saw participation as the silver bullet for properly dealing
with the factor time.
- Pro and Contra Speed
not only good reasons for deceleration, for „more time“, but also good ones
- Starting with Us
interviewees stressed: the right approach to time must start with us.