Development DrumsAuthor: Owen Barder
12 Dec 2018

Development Drums

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    Episode 47: Todd Moss – The Truth is Stranger Than Fiction

    Bestselling author Todd Moss is a former senior State Department official who led America’s response to coups and crises in West Africa. He is also my colleague at the Center for Global Development, where he is a Senior Fellow and Chief Operating Officer.

  • Posted on 17 Sep 2015

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    Episode 46: Morten Jerven

    Morten Jerven explains why we know less than we should about what is happening in African economies, and why this is leading economists to the wrong recommendations. His first book, Poor Numbers: How We are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to Do About It explained the problems with Africa’s economic data; an his […]

  • Posted on 07 Jun 2015

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    Episode 45: Mind, Society and Behaviour (Varun Gauri)

    Varun Gauri talks about the relevance of behavioural economics to international development.

  • Posted on 03 May 2015

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    Episode 44: The Data Revolution

    Everyone seems to be talking about the data revolution these days. In this episode of Development Drums, I speak with two people who have thought more about what it is, how to make it happen, and what it means for development than just about anyone else.

  • Posted on 15 Sep 2014

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    Episode 43: Complexity

    In this episode of Development Drums, I speak with Ben Ramalingam and Stefan Dercon about whether complexity and systems thinking offers actionable insights for better development interventions.

  • Posted on 24 Jul 2014

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