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Hi Amy

I'm back with the following sentence to reword it for me:

Aid workers in the field sometimes griped about the “10,000-mile screw driver” with which officials back in Washington or various European capitals tried to micromanage development efforts.


Hossein Saeedi

Another metaphor.

The screw driver in the text above is simply a tool (not sure thought what that tool may be as I don't have access to the full text of the book you're quoting).

So to rephrase: Helpers in the field sometimes complained about the "tool" that officials in Washington or Europe tried to use to micromanage development efforts.

I hope this makes sense, Hossein.


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