The future of development work in Africa

Volkan Cakir, RTI International’s regional director at its office in Nairobi, Kenya, shares that changing economic landscape in sub-Saharan Africa merits a shift in the development focus as well.

More and more countries in the sub-Saharan Africa are achieving a middle-income status. So what does this mean for the international development community?

There will be less of doing development “the traditional way” and more of tapping experts who can bring know-how to the local level, according to Volkan Cakir, director of RTI International’s Africa regional office in Nairobi, Kenya.

Watch the above clip to know Cakir’s take on the future of the region, including how to help low-income countries achieve middle-income status.

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