Global Development

  • In the News

    In a country where no one was below the global poverty line of $1.90 a day, the poverty gap would be $0. In a country of 100 million people, all of whom are below the poverty line, the gap would be $190 million a day, or about $69 billion a year.

    May 24, 2016, Laurence Chandy, Vox
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    There’s a real movement afoot to think through investments differently, and you have [here] the people who are leading that movement of investing differently. But I think the central point is that markets are missing a lot of the core opportunity.

    May 6, 2016, John McArthur, Equities
  • Interview | The Kojo Nnamdi Show

    April 20, 2016, Joshua P. Meltzer

  • In the News

    There won’t be a huge African debt crisis tomorrow, but now is the time for governments to get their act together.

    April 1, 2016, Amadou Sy, The Economist
  • Interview | DNA of Thought

    March 31, 2016, Rebecca Winthrop

  • In the News

    Education is due to be thought about globally. I think it’s a little harder in the U.S. because there’s a very established, entrenched system, but fresh thinking is useful.

    February 17, 2016, Rebecca Winthrop, Milwaukee Public Radio
  • In the News

    Many girls face a host of disadvantages that combine to impede education — poverty, discriminatory cultural norms, and in some places, militancy.

    February 13, 2016, Rebecca Winthrop, Chicago Tribune
  • In the News

    Having public attention on the [sustainable development] goals can have a direct impact on whether there will be policy changes that make them happen.

    February 4, 2016, John McArthur, World Financial Review
  • In the News

    If the resource-rich African economies are hit hard, that poses a big challenge for the global poverty trajectory.

    February 1, 2016, Laurence Chandy, The Washington Post
  • In the News

    Unfortunately, the stigma [of the IMF from] the past is very much present, and countries that would be well advised to use the fund, like Brazil, probably are not doing it.

    January 29, 2016, Ernesto Talvi, Bloomberg

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