Lant Pritchett

0 Did the Millennium Development Goals make things better?

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been a sort of North Star for the development universe since 2000. Governments, Donors and aid wonks all talk about advances in terms of how close it brings a nation closer to achieving a given goal. The goals expire in 2015 and discussions are…

1 Stop saying silly things like Dr. Jim Kim is ‘anti-growth’

Analysis President Barack Obama’s nomination of renowned physician activist Dr. Jim Kim to become head of the World Bank is controversial — apparently because he’s both a physician and an outspoken advocate for a particular approach to fighting poverty. This has led all sorts of development experts — most of…