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

John W McArthurOn Climate Change

Agriculture in the COP21 Agenda.” Short chapter in Brookings report, COP21 at Paris: What to expect – The issues, the actors, and the road ahead on climate change.” (November 2015)

On Canada

Welcoming a new era of global development.” A Q&A at OpenCanada.org, with Margaret Biggs (Jan 2016)

How can Canadians become more engaged with the world? Globe and Mail op-ed, with Eric Werker. (November 2015)

Towards 2030: Building Canada’s Engagement with Global Sustainable Development. Centre for International Policy Studies report, with co-chair Margaret Biggs et al. (November 2015).

Expat voting law ignores idea of global citizens.” Globe and Mail op-ed, with Alison Loat (September 2015)

On Global Health

15 million success stories under the Millennium Development Goals.” Brookings UpFront post (September 2015)

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

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

On Extreme Poverty

Tackle these three issues and extreme poverty will be history.” A Huffington Post blog (September 2015).

Agriculture’s role in ending extreme poverty.” A chapter from the new Brookings book on The Last Mile in Ending Extreme Poverty (July 2015).

On Agriculture and Hunger

Ending Rural Hunger: Mapping Needs and Actions for Food and Nutrition Security. Brookings report and interactive website, co-authored with Homi Kharas et al. (October 2015)

The hunger game: How to end global malnutrition.” A Foreign Affairs piece, with Homi Kharas (June 2015)

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

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

On Global Goals (MDGs and SDGs)

Who pays attention to global development goals?” Brookings post and full paper, with Christine Zhang (October 2015).

Why 17 is a beautiful number” … or “What my mom taught me about geopolitics.” Brookings Future Development post (September 2015)

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

Other topics

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

7 projects pointing the way to sustainable development finance.” A World Economic Forum piece, with Homi Kharas (July 2015)

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


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