Developmental Future Optimistic

As the G-20 meets in France this week, stabilizing the global economy and creating jobs is rightly at the top of their agenda. A real risk, however, is that some of the key G-20 members are considering reducing aid and other investments in growth and development in many of the world’s poorest countries. This would be a huge mistake, because this is precisely the moment when these countries are poised to accelerate the progress of the past decade and become rapidly expanding, stable partners in the global economy.