"The Congress was very clear in rewriting the legislation, in writing the Build Act, in giving the DFC a very strong development mandate that fits in with U.S. foreign policy. It did not have a domestic mandate."
"We really need much more of a systemic transformation in economies. So now you see country after country coming out with recovery plans like the European Green Deal that emphasize environmental sustainability and social inclusion. There's a tremendous mindset change."
The tragedy is that because Africa is not growing fast, this collapse of the middle class could take several years to recover.