In this opinion piece, Alex McGillivray, director of development at CDC, the private investment arm of the U.K. Department for International Development, reflects on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, exactly one year after it was signed by world leaders in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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  • Alex MacGillivray

    Alex MacGillivray is director of development impact at CDC, the U.K.’s development finance institution. His work involves measuring how CDC meets its missions to build businesses and create jobs in Africa and South Asia. A recent study he worked on looked at the link between power, economic growth and job creation. Alex's background is in sustainable development, competitiveness and business strategy. Before joining CDC, he held senior positions at AccountAbility and the New Economics Foundation, and has worked with a broad range of businesses, government and nonprofits.