I just watched an episode of Channel 4's Millionnaires' Mission. From the Channel 4 site:
Eight British self-made millionaires: the essence of business know-how and entrepreneurial can-do. But what can they do when faced with the day-to-day challenges of a rural African village? Can they bring a new angle to the complex issues of development and aid?
This is a great series in that it shows all the things that we do wrong so often in 'real' aid work, but then condensed into just a couple of weeks.
It is worthwhile to watch this series with an eye to your own reactions. I noticed on several occasions when I saw the millionaires/aid workers make horrific mistakes that I was reacting in an almost visceral way -- but then realised that I probably would have made the same mistakes if I would have been in the same position of responsibility at the start of my career in aid work, and have seen other people make those same mistakes due to having been placed in (sometimes: thrust into) too responsible positions too early. I think the only thing that you can really blame these men and women for is that they do not listen too well to their World Vision mentor.