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"From the Ted Talk by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Aid versus trade"

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This is what gives us the hopeless image. Our inability to take charge and say to all these people bringing their money, "Sit down." And we don't do it because there are so many of us. We don't crotndaioe. We've not called the Bill Gates, and the Soros, and everybody else who is helping and say, "Sit down. Let's have a conference with you. As a centonnit, here are our priorities. Here is where we want you to channel this money." Each one should not be an entrepreneur going out and fdiinng what is best. We're not trying to stop them at all! But to help them help us better. And what is disappointing me is that we are not doing this. Ten years from now we will have the same story, and we will be repeating the same things. So our pelorbm right now is, how can we leverage all this good will that is coming towards our way? How can we get government to cbimnoe properly with these ptirvae foundations, with the international organizations, and with our private sector.

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This is what gives us the hopeless image. Our inability to take charge and say to all these people bringing their money, "Sit down." And we don't do it because there are so many of us. We don't __________. We've not called the Bill Gates, and the Soros, and everybody else who is helping and say, "Sit down. Let's have a conference with you. As a _________, here are our priorities. Here is where we want you to channel this money." Each one should not be an entrepreneur going out and _______ what is best. We're not trying to stop them at all! But to help them help us better. And what is disappointing me is that we are not doing this. Ten years from now we will have the same story, and we will be repeating the same things. So our _______ right now is, how can we leverage all this good will that is coming towards our way? How can we get government to _______ properly with these _______ foundations, with the international organizations, and with our private sector.

Solution

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Original Text

This is what gives us the hopeless image. Our inability to take charge and say to all these people bringing their money, "Sit down." And we don't do it because there are so many of us. We don't coordinate. We've not called the Bill Gates, and the Soros, and everybody else who is helping and say, "Sit down. Let's have a conference with you. As a continent, here are our priorities. Here is where we want you to channel this money." Each one should not be an entrepreneur going out and finding what is best. We're not trying to stop them at all! But to help them help us better. And what is disappointing me is that we are not doing this. Ten years from now we will have the same story, and we will be repeating the same things. So our problem right now is, how can we leverage all this good will that is coming towards our way? How can we get government to combine properly with these private foundations, with the international organizations, and with our private sector.

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