"A big year beckons. My challenge to everyone: ensure that education is the center of post-2015 agenda"
"The focus of sustainable development has to shift from being applicable simply to poor countries to being relevant for all countries"
"Inequality is the defining issue of our age"
"Development aid can effectively reach its aims if and only if both donor and recipient are on the same wavelength"
"Successful development includes failures"
The battle for sustainable development will be won or lost in cities.
"Market-based approaches to poverty reduction are ultimately more effective than charitable aid"
"The lack of trust in leaders and the urgent challenges of poverty, inequality, conflict and climate change demand a new model of leadership and development"
"Rich states should focus on impact of policies on people living in poverty, rather than on aid"
"Get out of the policy kitchen of developing countries, but scrutinise how money is spent"
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