Martin Ravallion's NBER working paper titled 'The Idea of Antipoverty Policy ' is now accessible online and provides a long view on how the narrative around poverty evolved from the 1800s til now.
America's war on poverty turned 50 this week and Nick Kristof has a column titled 'Progress in the War on Poverty .'
A Free Exchange post draws from a paper by the WB's Quy-Toan Do, Jishnu Das and others in the JED. Their research  analyzes the tendency of academic research to focus excessively on the US and to under-study the developing world.
John Cassidy has a blog on The New Yorker's website titled 'Good News and Bad News About Global Inequality .'
AFDB's president Donald Kaberuka writes on 'The Inequality Nightmare ' in Project Syndicate.
In '5 questions on the world economy to be answered in 2014 ' Sudip Reddy of the WSJ highlights what he thinks needs to happen to get on a speedier growth path and put the sluggishness behind us.