I am the Director of the Center for International Development at Harvard University and Professor of the Practice of Economic Development at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. I am also George A. Cowan Professor of the Santa Fe Institute. My research includes issues of growth, structural transformation, macroeconomic volatility, international finance, gender gaps and aid coordination.
Coordinating international development assistance is a dauntingly complex endeavor involving 193 nations, a plethora of issues (from agriculture to climate change to human rights) and hundreds of public and private organizations. In this context, top-down coordination efforts are bound to fail. … Continue reading