Devex Examines Successes, Promises, Challenges Of Development Discussions At WEF

Devex: Taking stock of global development: What’s working and what’s stuck
“…The kind of profound change that is needed requires a new development model, one that Sustainable Development Goal 17 describes as including country ownership, domestic resource mobilization, private sector partnerships, and innovative financing mechanisms. In conversations with business and global development leaders attending WEF’s annual meetings, it is clear there are areas of significant progress when it comes to the new era envisioned by the SDGs, and others where [communities’ and individuals’ stories] are not yet breaking through. … The new era in global development — a time defined by both the SDGs and the rising nationalism that rejects their importance — will ultimately require another ingredient: urgency…” (Kumar, 1/30).