Tag Archive for ‘development’
An Interview with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Rick Barton* YJIA: You are the Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) for the United States—that sounds like a tremendously difficult job! What kinds of things does your job entail? What do you focus on day-to-day, and what are some of your [...]
By Cassandra R. Veney* and Paul Tiyambe Zeleza* Since the 1990s, Kenya, like most African countries, has undergone a protracted transition to democracy. There are arguably four watershed events in this story: 1992 when the first multiparty elections were held since Kenya had become a one-party state; 2002 when the 40 year reign of Kenya [...]
International Development is Gay: How the New Policy Focus on LGBTI Rights Can Transform Development for the Better
by Rachel Bergenfield* “Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights,” proclaimed former Secretary of State Clinton in 2011. On the same day, President Obama directed all US agencies involved in foreign policy and development[i] to ensure that their work protects and promotes the human rights of LGBTI[ii] people, United Nations Secretary-General [...]
Fragile States and Post-2015 Development: The Need for Resilience Architecture in the Face of MDG Failure
By Jonathan Papoulidis* Fragile states constitute a global development crisis. Government capacity and public institutions in these states are weak and international aid approaches are often fragmented and piecemeal. Extreme poverty doubled in fragile states in just five years between 2005 and 2010, and not a single Millennium Development Goal (MDG) has been achieved in [...]
with Domingo Cavallo and Rakesh Mohan* YJIA: What lessons have you learned in your roles as central bank chiefs that could help guide handling of the financial crises in the United States and Europe today? Cavallo: Financial stability should be one of the commitments and goals of central banks—not only price stability but also financial [...]
From Oxfam to Exxon, UNICEF to Unilever, CARE to Carrefour: What Lessons Can Development Aid Organizations Pass On to International Businesses about Succeeding in Emerging Markets?
By Peter Uvin* and Bhaskar Chakravorti* International development agencies have been at work in emerging and frontier markets for decades. Multinational corporations (MNCs) have only in the last decade focused their activities in these areas in anticipation of greater eco- nomic growth there. This raises a natural question: are there some lessons that can be [...]
AN INTERVIEW WITH WILLIAM EASTERLY From Volume 5, Issue 1 – Winter 2010: Spotlight on Development. William Easterly is Professor of Economics at New York University and Co-Director of NYU’s Development Research Institute. He is the author of several books, including The White Man’s Burden: How the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good.
AN INTERVIEW WITH NANCY BIRDSALL From Volume 5, Issue 1 – Winter 2010: Spotlight on Development. Nancy Birdsall is the founding president of the Center for Global Development (CGD). CGD is an independent, nonprofit policy research organization that is dedicated to reducing global poverty and inequality and to making globalization work for the poor.
AN INTERVIEW WITH GEORGE AYITTEY From Volume 5, Issue 1 – Winter 2010: Spotlight on Development. Ghanaian economist George Ayittey is the president of the Free Africa Foundation and a Distinguished Economist in Residence at American University in Washington, DC.
AN INTERVIEW WITH PAUL COLLIER From Volume 5, Issue 1 – Winter 2010: Spotlight on Development. Paul Collier is a Professor of Economics at Oxford University, the Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, and the author of Wars, Guns, and Votes and The Bottom Billion.