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Aid has removed incentives for poor states to innovate and find their own solutions. g. PRSPs) and its support to governments who are often undemocratic, inefficient and corrupt. The alternative is to support ‘searchers’ (rather than support planners). Searchers are innovative individuals who find novel solutions and ‘get things done’. Incentives and markets for searchers need to be enhanced. This might all look like a somewhat simple, entrepreneurs versus bureaucrats or markets versus states. For many, Easterly’s book Development Policy at a Crossroads 35 appears nihilistic and fails to recognise little of the evidence of progress.