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International development experts share their ideas on how wealthy countries can promote prosperity in developing countries. Follow at

Jan 27, 2014

What should the US and Europe do about the relative decline of their global influence? My guest this week, CGD senior fellow Charles Kenny, has a surprising answer in his new book, The Upside of Down: Why the Rise of the Rest Is Good for the WestHis take? Embrace it.


“The opportunities of a wealthier world will...

Jan 13, 2014

Are pay-for-performance aid programs such as Cash on Delivery Aid more vulnerable to corruption than traditional input-focused programs? My guests this week, senior fellows William Savedoff and Charles Kenny, argue in a new new working paper and brief that the opposite is true.

 Bill says that input-tracking...

Jan 6, 2014

As the fourth anniversary of the massive, January 12, 2010, earthquake in Haiti approached, I 

invited CGD senior fellows Vijaya Ramachandran and Michael Clemens, experts respectively 

on disaster relief and labor mobility, to join me on the Wonkcast to discuss the role of outsiders 

in trying to assist Haiti’s...