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Editorial

A Progressive Logic of Trade

The global trade regime has never been very popular in the United States. Neither the World Trade Organization nor the multitudes of regional trade… Read more

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Can Extractive Industries Promote Development?

I spent the last couple of days at a fascinating workshop at UNU-WIDER on the role of extractive industries in development. Tony Addison, UNU-WIDER… Read more

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Hidden Hand of Amartya Sen

Some things become clearer with time. In the three years since the publication of “International Development: Ideas, Experience and Prospects” I have come to… Read more

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From ICT4D to Digital Development?

As a term, “ICT4D” is a strong and generally positive force.  It acts as a magnet to aggregate knowledge and practice.  It provides a… Read more

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Should we be scared of a low growth future?

For nearly a century, mainstream economists of all approaches have assumed infinite growth is technically feasible and socially desirable. The first challenge to this… Read more

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Social Sciences and Development Thinking

What are the barriers that hold back social sciences from making a more productive and relevant contribution to a rapidly and continuously changing development… Read more

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Escape from the World Bank

The elephants in the room at the annual International Monetary Fund/World Bank meeting in Lima, Peru, were the China-inspired Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and New Development… Read more

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Looking Back at Thinking, Policy and Practice

Over the last 50 years, the relationship between development thinking, policy and practice has been marked by paradigm shifts, the rise and fall of… Read more

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