Claude Bobillier was born in a modest family in the Swiss Alps in August 1939. Never having felt home in his native land, he left for New Zealand as a young adult. After years of struggle, he finally emerged with a doctorate and embarked on a career in development. Twenty eight years working in thirty different countries in Asia and Africa advising corrupt and incompetent governments and arrogant western aid bureaucracies, have allowed him to witness first hand the scandals and failures of western Foreign Aid. Now retired and living on the French side of Lake Geneva, he\'s still trying to understand and make sense of the world.