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Videos: New Directions in Development

 These videos come from DRI’s annual conference at the Cooper Union on March 4, 2011. Speakers included DRI co-directors Bill Easterly and Yaw Nyarko, Yale’s Chris Blattman, NYU Economics’ Raquel Fernandez and NYU Law’s Kevin Davis.   Bill Easterly – From Skepticism to Development Yaw

Pictures: New Directions in Development

These are photographs from DRI’s annual conference at the Cooper Union on March 4, 2011. Presenters included DRI co-directors Bill Easterly and Yaw Nyarko, Yale’s Chris Blattman, NYU Economics’ Raquel Fernandez and NYU Law’s Kevin Davis.    

DRI and the John Templeton Foundation

In this interview from the Templeton Foundation, Bill Easterly discusses why we need independent critics to criticize the mainstream aid establishment, and talks about his view of how successful development actually happens.

DRI Wins BBVA Award

DRI received the international award for its work helping to ensure that the economic aid rich countries provide to the developing world is better utilized, and for questioning mainstream assumptions in development cooperation, like the idea that more generosity on the part of rich donor countries