“Ask most people in rich societies what international development is about, and their immediate response is likely to be along the lines of giving aid to end poverty.

That answer isn’t wrong. But it overlooks the fact that development is about much, much more – things like economic growth, political freedom and protecting the environment.”

- Megan Rowling, Thomson Reuters Correspondent

A worldwide conversation is underway about people’s priorities for development after 2015, and new ideas are emerging. Join the conversation by visiting: myworld2015.org

2' TALKING POINT is a new format produced by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. It presents a pressing issue or a news item developed with a personal touch by our AlertNet and TrustLaw correspondents, in two minutes or less.

Filming: Claudine Boeglin
Editing: Shanshan Chen
Design: Ye Li

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