From the archive, originally posted by: [ spectre ]

http://web1.foreignpolicy.com/issue_julyaug_2006/photoessay/page1.html

PHOTO ESSAY

“Running a poor country has never been a tougher job. Civil servants
are asked to do the people’s work with very little, sometimes with
nothing at all. They see to it that the job gets done-or grinds to a
halt. Meet the bureaucrats.”