The concern for inclusive growth, or a growth pattern that includes all income strata, is not new. What is different is the nascent realization that without it, sustained growth will not be possible in the future.
The search for financial stability, through regulatory or macroeconomic policy, is just beginning. Should developing countries wait for new global standards to emerge, or tailor their own regulatory strategies?
The international development community needs to find new ways to support leaders in Africa to do the right thing. No leader deserves a blank check, but it is not enough for us to just say that Africa needs more Mandelas and fewer Mobutus.