A Shot Across the Bow

“I have been studying the global shipping industry since 2000, observing its amazing growth both in cargo statistics and in the size of the ships. ...


An Astonishing Year for the War on Global Poverty

2015 ended with a flurry of groundbreaking summits that reinvigorated the fight to end poverty and halt climate change. In 2016, we must capitalize on these gains.


There Are No Peasants Here

Honduras’ brave new economic experiment is buoying an era of development by kicking poor farmers off their land.


What Are Africa’s New Missionaries Peddling?

2014 Global Thinker and visual artist Sam Hopkins joins FP contributor Michela Wrong to discuss the aid industry's skewed view of East Africa — and how artists can offer a better picture.


Why Angus Deaton Deserved the Nobel Prize in Economics

For development economists like me, Deaton was a revolutionary and a visionary.


The Way the World Thinks About International Development Needs to Change — and Fast

As the problems that once divided the world into First, Second, and Third are held more and more in common, is it time for the global development community to overhaul its approach?

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