WHAT TOP THINKERS THINK ABOUT DEVELOPMENT

Development strategies

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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

Lant Pritchett

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.

Simon Ruda

13.11.2014

Simon Ruda

Small changes are really powerful, bring big impact and are more easy to convince policy-makers.

Sirlef Johnson, photo: United Nations

23.09.2015

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Jan Eliasson, Jeffrey Sachs

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18.09.2017

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

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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"

Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Estonia

27.11.2012

Vaira Vike-Freiberga

"Development aid can effectively reach its aims if and only if both donor and recipient are on the same wavelength"

Mark Malloch Brown

30.01.2013

Mark Malloch-Brown

"Successful development includes failures"

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05.11.2014

Aromar Revi

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

Michelle Bachelet at University College Dublin, 21.02.2013

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"

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15.05.2012

Owen Barder

"Rich states should focus on impact of policies on people living in poverty, rather than on aid"

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05.03.2012

Walter Fust

“Successful development cooperation means people-based partnerships with local ownership, accountability and sustainable results”