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This site collates various strands of my work in one place (see publications for full list of writings).

John W McArthur

Some recent pieces:

The Hunger Game: How to End Global Malnutrition.” A Foreign Affairs piece, with Homi Kharas. (June 2015)

Taking Stock of Africa’s Green (Shoot) Revolution.” An eBook chapter (#26) in Africa at a Fork in the Road, edited by Ernesto Zedillo and colleagues (June 2015)

What does the past tell us about the future? Possibilities for child survival in 2030.” Health360 blog at Brookings (May 2015)

Seeds of a ‘green revolution’ in Africa?” Future Development blog at Brookings (May 2015)

Getting the details right on [Canada’s new] development finance initiative.” Ottawa Citizen Op-ed, with Brett House (April 2015)

Nine Priority Commitments to be made at the UN’s July 2015 Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.” A Brookings policy paper with Homi Kharas (February 2015)

The Origins of the Millennium Development Goals.” Article in the SAIS Review of International Affairs (Fall 2014)

Seven Million Lives Saved: Under-5 Mortality Since the Launch of the Millennium Development Goals.”  Brookings working paper (September 2014)

Fertilizing Growth: Agricultural Inputs and their Effects in Economic Development.” Brookings working paper, with Gordon McCord (September 2014)

Pushing the Employment Frontiers for Africa’s Rural and Urban Youth” An article in Brooking’s annual Foresight Africa report (January 2014)

Asia’s local leaders could play key role in global accountability A South China Morning Post Op-Ed (August 2013)

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