Will a ‘cultural gap’ prevent English-French partnerships for global development?

English-speaking and French-speaking entrepreneurs work under different cultural norms, making partnering for development a challenge. How can the private sector overcome this barrier and what does the future hold for the French Development Agency and its approach to partnerships?

About the author

  • Jeff Tyson

    Jeff is a former global development reporter for Devex. Based in Washington, D.C., he covers multilateral affairs, U.S. aid, and international development trends. He has worked with human rights organizations in both Senegal and the U.S., and prior to joining Devex worked as a production assistant at National Public Radio. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and French from the University of Rochester.