International Development

How Public Support for Foreign Aid Depends on Trust

Literature on development aid ranges from analyzing the effectiveness of aid to assessing foreign policy attitudes. However, as many members...

Does Foreign Aid Have an Effect on Economic Growth? New Research Adds to the Debate

This piece, first published on June 15, 2016, is being republished as part of the Chicago Policy Review‘s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to...

Does Foreign Aid Have an Effect on Economic Growth? New Research Adds to the Debate

There is an ongoing debate about the impact of international aid on growth, particularly in developing countries. Jeffrey Sachs and William Easterly represent the...

The Politics of Economic Growth and Stability

Legislative oversight is more significant to economic and political stability than electoral accountability.

The Hidden Costs of Development Aid

Researchers find World Bank development projects to be less effective in politically important yet economically unstable countries.

Teach the Parent, Help the Kids

A new report demonstrates the connection between maternal and child education, finding that mothers’ literacy programs boost their children’s math scores and their own sense of empowerment.

Reaping the Dividends of Development: UNDP in Post-Conflict Nations

UNDP's Eugenia Piza-Lopez and Jago Salmon discuss the organization's strategy in nations struggling to rebuild after conflict

Social Capital and Malnutrition: A Case Study in Peru

A World Bank report looks at the impact of women's social capital on child malnutrition in Peru.

Alleviating Poverty with Pavement?

Authors investigate the role infrastructure improvement can play in improving outcomes for the developing world's urban poor

Policy Radio | Andi Zeisler on Gains and Setbacks for Working Women

In this week's episode of Chicago Policy Radio, Bradley Crawford sits down with Andi Zeisler, cofounder of Bitch magazine, to talk about family policy, women's status in developing countries, and the path of women's progress over the past fifteen years.

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