Tag: development

What Global Health Needs Most are People Ready to Listen

It takes all of one day of field work in Sub-Saharan Africa to realize that the culture surrounding development is a real problem. No matter how old you are, how qualified or unqualified you are, your status as somebody from the Global North guarantees you a seat at the table, and when you talk, people

The value of bursting development bubbles in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Last week, Professor Sullivan and I flew to Dar es Salaam. I expected a city like Kampala, with busy markets, office buildings here and there, small local shops and perhaps a mzungu shopping center. A city with different corners, yes, but one with a specific flavor that was already close to home (due to my

More than Good Intentions: How a New Economics is Helping to Solve Global Poverty – Dr. Dean Karlan, Yale University, Innovations for Poverty Action

Hundreds of thousands of programs exist throughout the world targeted toward solving some piece of the global poverty puzzle. How can we evaluate an individual program, and what makes some programs more effective than others? Dr. Dean Karlan, professor of economics at Yale University, spoke on the Northwestern University Campus at the Buffet Center for