According to Radelet (2015), it is possible that the great surge of development progress that began in the early 1960s has the potential to continue in decades to come in the developing countries. Most mainstream projections according to Radelet suggests that developing country economies could grow at a pace that would nearly double average incomes in the next twenty years (pg,3). With that projection, millions of people will be lifted out of extreme poverty, child deaths will continue to fall, many people including women will have a secondary education and democracy will, though slowly and unevenly, continue to spread. Radelet says that alongside the challenges that have faced most economies like financial crisis, wars, hostilities etc, there are opportunities that arise from that. Technological advances and alternative energy sources unfold and developing countries have a wider pool of talent and skills from which to draw from to finance major infrastructural projects and attract investments from among themselves and beyond.
To attain and sustain this foreseeable future, Radelet suggests that countries like the USA, Japan and Europe must work closely with the developing economies to establish and maintain global conditions necessary for continued progress. Similarly, he proposes the essence of skilled leadership in developing countries for building effective institutions that can sustain progress. Radelet, Just like in the case of the leaders of the SAVI program in Nigeria , believe in the building of skills and networks among the people other than international donors providing grants. In this case, the people will acquire the skills needed in their own specific contexts in order to foster development contrary to developmental programs being imposed on them. In collaboration with the government, the civil advocacy programs can thereby allow the intervention of international donors in terms of Foreign Aid, for the people to effectively implement development projects in the communities. It is quite evident from the movie that there are very many organizations that come up but the pioneers give funding priority over the needs of their people.
Emergence of new technologies will come with commitment, innovation and investment. Advances in energy, health, transportation, information flows will be vital to propelling progress both globally and in developing countries (Radelet2016). This progress can only be sustained with deeper and effective integration of trade, finance information, ideas as a result of these innovations. Developing countries will then be able to deepen and strengthen their institutions with progressive economic growth. This will eventually lead to a lot of saving and tax revenues leading to stronger institutions that encourage investments and build institutions necessary to sustain growth. These economies will then ignite a cycle of greater private and public investments, stronger institutions which will drive continued investments in human welfare. The gap between the developed and the developing economies will thereby be bridged. Emerging economies like Brazil, China, India, as Radelet states will be central to continuing and expanding widespread development progress which will not only be important to their citizens but will also drive economic activity in other developing countries. Radelet’s propositions for an economically level society correlate with the sustainable development goals and targets. The bottom –up method of approach is crucial in ensuring a sustained growth in the developing economies.