Aid groups advocate for locally driven solutions to development. However, donors tend to want measurable standards, and doing so means streamlining what’s being measured. What then can the aid community do, particularly in the case of education? Ritu Sharma, co-founder and president of Women Thrive Worldwide, makes some recommendations, in this interview with Devex.

Lars Schwetje contributed reporting from New York.

Check out the rest of our interview with Ritu Sharma, as well as our conversations with other global development luminaries who attended this year’s Clinton Global Initiative.

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    Rolf Rosenkranz oversees a talented team of in-house journalists, correspondents and guest contributors located around the globe. Since joining Devex in early 2008, Rolf has been instrumental in growing its fledgling news operation into the leading online source for global development news and analysis. Previously, Rolf was managing editor at Inside Health Policy, a subscription-based news service in Washington. He has reported from Africa for the Johannesburg-based Star and its publisher, Independent News & Media, as well as the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, a German daily.