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Development Goals and the Art of the Possible

The Copenhagen Consensus Project recently asked a group of 24 UN ambassadors and other diplomats to prioritize a list of 40 global development interventions. The US was there. Their interesting report places heath and sanitation on top, with education and hunger somewhat lower. Trade, financial, and environmental policies received lowest priority, due in part to political infeasibility.

Debt Relief and the MDGs

This note links the relevance of debt relief to one of the great challenges of our time: achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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