While participating in an interesting and thoughtful eDiscussion organized by the UNDP on Securing Fiscal space for the MDGs, I was struck by how much different approaches to the issue-say between the IMF and the UNDP-are driven by different implicit assumptions about the likely effectiveness of additional spending.
CGD Policy Blogs
An editorial in today's issue of Nature takes aim at the development establishment - and fires. "The political commitment to helping the developing world is failing to deliver on its promises," according to Millennium Development Holes (subscription required). "The problem is made worse by the questionable evaluation of progress."
Three Cheers for John Edwards: First Global Poverty Proposal of the '08 Presidential Campaigns. Who's Next?
John Edwards released the first global poverty proposal of the '08 presidential campaigns yesterday. In "Restoring America's Moral Leadership by Fighting Worldwide Poverty", Edwards' campaign says: