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Critics of the annual gathering in Davos say the meetings are all talk and no action. This year, new voices — from young people to indigenous leaders — are demanding they be heard not only in panels, but "as part of the system."
"There's a fundamental question about how DFID ... [can] justify the spending for this summit when it hasn't been addressing key issues," says Sophie Efange of the Gender and Development Network.