Walk down the streets of Kampala and Dhaka and you will notice significant changes from the way things were barely a decade ago. Brand new cars ferrying around businesspeople with transnational ventures. Cosmopolitan youth wielding smartphones that allow them to bypass the old constraints of lacking infrastructure. New roads laid down by heavy machinery and workers bearing the logo of Chinese companies. It is a shifting landscape that belies the massive technological and financial transformations that have become a synonym with 21st-century development.