Over the past 50 years, thinking about “international development” evolved with the practical experience of developing countries. This dynamic continues today as facts on-the-ground transform the ideas and politics of development.
The speakers will highlight three current examples: the debate on aid to middle-income countries, the shift in concern from absolute poverty to relative inequality, and the changing sets of actors and problems in international development. This event marks the launch of www.developmentideas.info - a space for development thinkers and practitioners to learn and debate about international development.
Rohinton P. Medhora is president of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and is a member of the Commission on Global Economic Transformation, co-chaired by Nobel economics laureates Michael Spence and Joseph Stiglitz.