This first chapter to Part IV brings together the range of critical commentaries and resources mobilised so far in this book-from discussions of therapy, to imaginary models of subjectivity-to consider accounts of what post-development in practice might look like. Such an ambitious-if also urgent-project can only perhaps be approached by way of glimpses and the elaboration of some methodological-ethical principles, without risking reconstructing other orthodoxies. Indeed, part of the argument put forward here is that-given the power of the edifice of ‘development’—such recuperations are always inevitable. But rather than failing to try, we can-as in the Irish playwright Samuel Beckett’s injunction-‘fail better’, and perhaps do more than merely reproduce the same exclusionary practices.