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"Foreign aid is the main instrument that has under-developed Africa. Development must be driven from the inside." Dr Kingsley Moghalu Dept Gov, Central Bank of Nigeria, 2009-2014
"BRAC isn't just about doing stuff for people. It's about helping people to live empowered lives." Mr Lewis Temple CEO of BRAC (Building Relationships Across Communities)
"There is not just an ethical reason to promote global well-being. It's also good for us economically."
Professor Ian Goldin Director of the Oxford Martin School
"Aid needs to invest heavily in human capital - and I'm not convinced it's doing that effectively at the moment." Dr Kingsley Moghalu at the Keynote Panel with Mr Lewis Temple and Prof Ian Goldin Panel Chair: Dr Mark Henstridge, Chief Economist at Oxford Policy Management
"Every part of what we do is led by local heroes...and we're very proud of them."
Katie Arnold International Relations Manager, AfriKids
"This is about humanity. This is about caring for the most vulnerable people on the planet."
Angela Gorman CEO, Life for African Mothers
"Is it growing? Yes. Is it a sustainable business model? Yes. Is it something we can be passionate about? Definitely."
Dr David Longfield Researcher at the School of Education, Learning, and Communication Studies
"The skills needed in international development are exactly the same as those in other sectors. Can you build? Can you plan? Can you do research? Global development needs you."
Care Highway International Led by Chris Morrison, Founder and CEO
"Urbanizing countries get richer and rich countries are urbanizing. There is a clear and definite link."
Professor Julio Davila Director, Development Planning Unit at UCL
"The new urban miracles can happen in twenty years, or less. We just need to look at examples around us."
Professor Cecilia Wong Executive Director, Centre for Urban Policy at the University of Manchester
"The best ideas are coming out of the slums. What troubles me is that well-meaning development is removing some of these innovations." Mr David Ireland Director of the Building and Social Housing Foundation
"Education is always measured in years. The only other things measured that way are prison sentences. And they can be equally ineffective." Dr Mark Henstridge Chief Economist of Oxford Policy Management
"Every single farming community I've spoken to tells me the same thing: the pattern of the rains has changed, and so has their lives."
Mr John Magrath Researcher of Climate Change at Oxfam GB
"We aren't worried about sustainability, because those we train can train others. Skills are transferable."
OXMAK A collaborative effort between students of Oxford and Makarere Universities
"Growth doesn't always translate into development outcomes. As a taxi-driver in Senegal put it to me: 'I can't eat growth!'"
Dr Shanta Deverajan, joining us on video Chief Economist, WB Mid-East & North Africa Region
"We're not a development organization in the sense that we target developing countries. Children's rights are universal, and apply right here in the UK."
Mr David Bull CEO of UNICEF UK
"There has been no real incentive to work in the messiest places on earth. And we need to think about creating that incentive."
Professor Stefan Dercon Chief Economist of DfID
"The biggest problem with well-meaning aid today is the idea that liberal norms are applicable to the most fragile and war-torn societies."
Matthew Glanville Senior Associate at KPMG and former Green Jacket
"I don't believe in a natural resource curse...There are clear economic incentives for conflict that we need to understand."
Cornelius Christian Lecturer in Economics at Oxford University
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