For developing countries to leapfrog, the minimum requirement is basic level of digitization without ...
Sara Agarwal and Parag Khanna
Sara Agarwal is Director for International Finance Organizations at Hewlett Packard. Over the past 15 years she has served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala, worked for Microsoft in Africa and for the African Development Bank, and developed social sector projects across over a dozen developing countries in partnership with major international donors such as the World Bank, European Union and USAID. She holds a Bachelors degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, MBA from INSEAD, and MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Dr. Parag Khanna is a Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation, a non-partisan public policy think-tank based in Washington, D.C., and also Director of the Hybrid Reality Institute, a research and advisory group focused on human-technology co-evolution. He is the author of the international bestseller The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order (Random House, 2008), How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance (Random House, 2011), and Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (TED Books, 2012). He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and PhD from the London School of Economics. The authors are grateful to Petra Sonderegger of the Indian School of Business for research support.