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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