Development Drums

Owen Barder

Development Drums takes an in depth look at key issues in international development and global poverty.

55:13 | Sep 17th, 2015

Bestselling author Todd Moss is a former senior State Department official who led America’s response to coups and crises in West Africa. He is also my colleague at the Center for Global Development, w...Show More

1:08:11 | Jun 7th, 2015

Morten Jerven explains why we know less than we should about what is happening in African economies, and why this is leading economists to the wrong recommendations. His first book, Poor Numbers: How ...Show More
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1:15:57 | May 3rd, 2015

Behavioural economics is hot. In this edition of Development Drums, I talk to Varun Gauri, Senior Economist with the Development Research Group of the World Bank and Co-Director of the World Developm...Show More

45:14 | Sep 15th, 2014

Everyone seems to be talking about the data revolution these days. In this episode of Development Drums, I speak with two people who have thought more about what it is, how to make it happen, and what...Show More

1:15:07 | Jul 24th, 2014

In this episode of Development Drums, I speak with Ben Ramalingam and Stefan Dercon about whether complexity and systems thinking offers actionable insights for better development interventions.
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