Accelerating Innovation Will Help End Extreme Poverty

Washington Post: What I learned from Bill Gates
Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group

“… Recently, I had the opportunity to have a long discussion with Bill Gates, and our conversation naturally turned to what inspires innovation. … Bill’s message was that we shouldn’t sit and wait for some revolutionary ideas to pop into our heads. Innovative ideas are all around us:  in the poorest countries, in the private sector, in international organizations, governments, academic institutions, and civil society groups. If we collaborate, dig into the details and persist, and focus on scale, we may very well find the great innovations that will lead to healthier, more equitable, and more productive societies” (5/18).

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