Nations rise and nations fade; this is one way to think about development. Development assistance, as conceived in the post-WWII period, plays a lesser, at the very least different role, than it did in the decades following the Marshall Plan. Awkwardly for many of us, today’s rising stars appear to owe little to liberal western approaches to growth and equity. So development is hot, development assistance isn’t. Where next?
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Rohinton P. Medhora is president of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), joining in 2012. Previously, he was vice president of programs at Canada’s International Development Research Centre. He received his doctorate in economics in 1988 from the University of Toronto, where he subsequently taught. His fields of expertise are monetary and trade policy, international economic relations and development economics.