As a development practitioner, I have often come across the divergence of the way this term is perceived, understood and defined by sources of capital and resources and the subjects of development.
Some few instances I have come across on the African continent being;
– the incorporation of culture and community values in the global definitions of diversity🙊
– priorities and classifications of resources in the green agenda 🙊
– key metrics of reporting on credit worthiness and economic stability e.g the role hard currencies play in African economies 🙊
The list is unfortunately and controversially long.
QUESTION: what will facilitate convergence ? Is it in Africa’s best interests to pursue convergence?