Because of the need for national-level discussions on change, I am reluctant to make country-specific prescriptions. However, there are some principles which can be borne in mind by all governments in considering what lies ahead.
The first is a vision of the future with the power to initiate change and then keep it advancing. Such a vision would need a depth and breadth to convince a broad cross-section of society – from the highest ranks of government to the very poorest – that change would be worth it. It would be one that leaders can believe in and articulate, that policy makers see as feasible, that populations would support and which could overcome the resistance of vested interests.
Articulating such a vision is a tall order. ...