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?


The SDGs Should Stand for Senseless, Dreamy, Garbled

Play sports! Be in harmony with nature! And end all preventable deaths! Only the U.N. could have come up with a document so worthless.


Who Foots the Bill for Ending Extreme Poverty?

The United Nations just unveiled an ambitious plan to help the world's poorest people. But paying for it will require more than just rich-country aid.


How to End Extreme Poverty

If the world hopes to meet the lofty aspirations of the Sustainable Development Goals, it needs to find a better way to work together.

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