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This is not a satire

Communiqué Meeting of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda in Bali, Indonesia, 27 March 2013 We discussed how to build a global partnership … for our development agenda….global ownership of a shared development agenda…. consulted with a range of stakeholders……. a renewed Global

Corrected development history of the United States

What if US development happened in line with approaches today? Here would be some landmarks along the way to success: July 4, 1776 “We hold these time-bound Development Goals to be self-evident” 1789 Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper ratified by the 13 states 1789-1861 Development takes

If Christopher Columbus had been funded by Gates

America was discovered accidentally by a great seaman who was looking for something else, when discovered it was not wanted, and most of the exploration for the next fifty years was done in the hope of getting through or around it.  — Samuel Eliot Morison

Lessons from The Development Olympics

UPDATE noon 8/11/12: A devastating rebuttal to this post notes that if you limit the medal count to gold and change the indicator to the Human Development Index, there is no correlation. I have no idea what the point of this is. Researchers devote vast