"Good politics do not necessarily translate into good policies and bad politics do not necessarily generate bad policies"
Kinky development that ignores needs, wishes, wants and aspirations both of the poor and of the middle class is a narrow and shortsighted strategy.
Narrative of development that world is split between developed and underdeveloped countries, just measured by growth of GDP is wrong.
Small changes are really powerful, bring big impact and are more easy to convince policy-makers.
"The focus of sustainable development has to shift from being applicable simply to poor countries to being relevant for all countries"
"Development aid can effectively reach its aims if and only if both donor and recipient are on the same wavelength"
"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"
“Successful development cooperation means people-based partnerships with local ownership, accountability and sustainable results”