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Future Development Reads: Hans Rosling, Kenneth Arrow, and Bill and Melinda Gates

Here are Future Development’s top reads of the week, which feature the obituaries of two giants of development and economics, Hans Rosling and Ken Arrow, and the annual letter from Bill and Melinda Gates. 

This blog was updated on February 24, 2017 to correct the link to the 2017 Bill and Melinda Gates annual letter.

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