In conflict (and peace), good decisions 'need neutrality'

    There is still an important role for expatriates in global development  — in both conflict and peace situations — according to Wanalher Ag Alwaly, projects officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development and Office of Transition Initiatives-funded Mali Transition Initiative.

    “Good decisions need neutrality,” according to Wanalher Ag Alwaly, projects officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development and Office of Transition Initiatives-funded Mali Transition Initiative.

    This is one of the reasons there is still an important role for expatriates and their “neutral judgement” in global development contexts  — in both conflict and peace situations — Alwaly, based in Gao, Mali, told Devex.

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      Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.