Clearly we do not want technological glitches to get in the way to fully implement a national vaccination plan. I think [the] government needs to really think about how to overhaul systems so it can accommodate what has essentially become the new normal, which is online. The tech issues around booking vaccines is in contrast with how swiftly the world has shifted to virtual accommodations in other areas over the last 10 months. We've done a tremendous job keeping people somewhat connected during the pandemic for shopping and education, but we’re not doing a really good job when it comes to the deployment of technology when it comes to public goods. My heart is breaking for these seniors.
"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."
We think strong cultural and community ties and a tradition of overcoming adversity are one reason [Black and Hispanic] communities are resilient. If you’re focusing on how much better other people are doing than you, it’s pretty hard to overcome adversity.
[The rising middle class has been] critical for the future prospects of African economies as they stimulate long-term growth, social progress, an inclusive and prosperous society and effective and accountable governance.