As the world pulls out of an unprecedented financial crisis and given the wrap up just last week of the Millennium Development Goals Summit in New York, the work of the development community is far from over. In this context, the need for concerted, pragmatic research is more urgent than ever. Among the questions we need to ask is why many past efforts to get low-income countries on a path to sustainable growth have fallen short. Also, as we search for solutions, we need to adapt to the emergence of a multi-polar growth world and seek lessons from developing countries.
With this in mind, it’s my pleasure to introduce this new blog aimed at sharing ideas and sparking innovation.
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Lively debate via this blog could potentially lead to break through solutions for development, or, at the very least, steer research and analysis in new directions.