January 2012

People Have the Power! Jan Pronk interviewed

In this interview, Jan Pronk points out that the traditional divide between rich and poor nations has transformed into a more complex divide between classes within all countries. We face huge challenges but what is most worrying is the declining institutional capacity and lack of will to address them. However, positive signs can be found in young peoples' willingness to engage and be open to others from different background.

 

Q: The financial crisis in the North and new economic powers in the South. How is development changing and what does it mean today?