are we talking material development only? if so, this answer goes way off course~
as long as it takes for developed countries to back off and allow them to stand on their own two feet.
i think that developing countries would develop much quicker without the help of the developed ones...that could be taken horribly wrong...
i just mean that throwing money, food and medicine at developing countries only sometimes, isn't helping.
it's like babies, if we never let them stand on their own two feet, we'll eventually find them grown up, unable to walk and too big to carry around anymore...
developed countries could help by educating developing countries, but nursing an infant back to health and then leaving them to suffer all over again is only prolonging the problem...as a small example
with all the money that's been put into superficial aid, there could definately be clean water worldwide at least!!!
i know this all sounds a bit contradicting, but i have a lot to say on the matter...and typing just isn't quite the same as talking
i bet the same percentage of depressed people are here in the uk as in africa...we're all still finding our way; just some countries pretend not to be