Forty Big Questions for Progress and Shared Prosperity

Structural factors including inequality, discrimination and disadvantage have impeded progress in sub-Saharan Africa for much of the last century. Many of these factors are rooted in colonialism, culture and economic systems that inhibit the capacity of Africans and African countries to unlock their full potential. In recent years, national epidemics and global pandemics, such as …

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On Loss, Mourning and the Tragedy of a Generation

Loss So, I’ll get right to it. My sister, Ikoru Cotterell, died at 52 years old. She was very ill for a long time but died suddenly. Her death got me thinking about life, family, giving, altruism and kindness and related questions. How much help is reasonable when a person is alive and healthy? How …

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