This site collates various strands of my work in one place (see publications for full list of writings). Some recent pieces:
On Global Systems
“Matrix multilateralism: Megatrends, the SDGs, and implications for the future.” Article in Horizons (May 2016)
“Developing countries and international organizations” Introduction to a special issue of Review of International Organizations, with Eric Werker (April 2016)
“It’s Canada’s moment to seize.” Toronto Star op-ed. (August 2016)
“Bringing Canada ‘back’ for the long haul.” Brookings post, with Margaret Biggs (March 2016)
“Welcoming a new era of global development.” Q&A at OpenCanada.org, with Margaret Biggs (January 2016)
“Expat voting law ignores idea of global citizens.” Globe and Mail op-ed, with Alison Loat (September 2015)
On Global Health
“No girl or woman left behind: A global imperative for 2030.” Brookings Up Front. (March 2016)
“15 million success stories under the Millennium Development Goals.” Brookings UpFront post (September 2015)
“Seven Million Lives Saved: Under-5 Mortality Since the Launch of the Millennium Development Goals.” Brookings working paper (September 2014)
- Article in The Economist on headline findings: “The causes of a welcome trend.”
- Bill Gates’ post on “Good news you may have missed in 2014.”
- Summary blog: “Six things to know about child survival since 2000.”
On Extreme Poverty
“How to end worldwide poverty by 2030.” A GOOD Magazine article on unconditional cash transfers. Issue 37 (summer).
“Tackle these three issues and extreme poverty will be history.” A Huffington Post blog (September 2015).
On Agriculture and Hunger
“What does ‘agriculture’ mean today? Assessing old questions with new evidence.” Brookings paper and data set. (March 2016)
- Summary blog: “Where does the world’s food grow?” with Krista Rasmussen
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)
“Fertilizing Growth: Agricultural Inputs and their Effects in Economic Development.” Brookings working paper, with Gordon McCord (September 2014)
On Climate Change
“Agriculture in the COP21 Agenda.” Chapter in Brookings report, COP21 at Paris: What to expect – The issues, the actors, and the road ahead on climate change.” (November 2015)
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)
“Asia’s local leaders could play key role in global accountability” A South China Morning Post Op-Ed (August 2013)
“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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