LAHORE - Development has ceased to be a government prerogative alone with the ever-widening gap between government capacities and the demands of development. This is particularly pertinent to the developing countries, where shrinking government budgets, galloping inflation and rampant poverty seem to define the landscape, says a press release. The developed countries and the developing countries form a continuum which ends in the extensive poverty of the lower end of the third world. The developed world, in terms of philanthropy, has now become not only a potent donor, but is driving the development agenda of the underdeveloped world. Decisions regarding who lives and who dies are taken when funds are diverted to malaria or to AIDS in Africa as a matter of choice.