WHAT TOP THINKERS THINK ABOUT DEVELOPMENT

Millennium Development Goals

16.10.2012

Abhijit Banerjee

"Good politics do not necessarily translate into good policies and bad politics do not necessarily generate bad policies"

Esther Duflo, photo: L. Barry Hetherington, all rights reserved by J-PAL

24.09.2013

Esther Duflo, José Antonio Ocampo

Jeffrey Sachs, photo: UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

11.12.2013

Jeffrey Sachs

"There shouldn't be anything top-down in the Sustainable Development Goals. They should inspire actions of individuals, businesses, NGOs, governments, local authorities, everyone".

15.10.2014

Lant Pritchett

Kinky development that ignores needs, wishes, wants and aspirations both of the poor and of the middle class is a narrow and shortsighted strategy.

Jens Martens

29.10.2014

Jens Martens

Narrative of development that world is split between developed and underdeveloped countries, just measured by growth of GDP is wrong.

05.03.2013

Kevin Watkins

"Inequality is the defining issue of our age"

Homi Kharas

09.01.2015

Homi Kharas

"The focus of sustainable development has to shift from being applicable simply to poor countries to being relevant for all countries"

Julia Gillard

11.02.2015

Julia Gillard

"A big year beckons. My challenge to everyone: ensure that education is the center of post-2015 agenda"

30.01.2013

Mark Malloch-Brown

"Successful development includes failures"

05.11.2014

Aromar Revi

The battle for sustainable development will be won or lost in cities.

21.02.2013

Michelle Bachelet

"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"

07.05.2012

Tarja Halonen, Helen Clark

"For our actions to add up to truly sustainable development, we need common goals to inspire us; evidence to illuminate the way forward; and institutions to bring us together across sectors" Helen Clark

29.03.2012

Jan Vandemoortele

"There is conventional wisdom that Africa is slowing Millennium Development Goals, but Africa is progressing much above average except for maternal health"

08.12.2011

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway

"There is progress in implementation of the Millennium Development Goals, but still much needs to be done"