A sea change in international development

A few years ago, I could not have imagined myself ever considering the World Bank a shining light on what needs to happen in international development. But today’s TED talk by Sanjay Pradhan, vice president of the World Bank Institute, is such a shining example.

We come to this crossroads from very different directions, but in choosing where to go next, I find myself more and more in the company of organisations I never thought would go “my way”, while some of the more radically progressive friends from the past are hesitating.

Do they still want to be the antagonist? Am I changing? With other progressive friends going the same way, keeping a close eye on our core principles and values, it feels like the former. And it really looks like some big ships are taking sharp turns into “our” direction.

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