A brief history of economics

Six shifts in thinking over the past sixty years In preparing this panel, the contributors aspired to trace the history of thinking on economics…. Read more

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Wanted: a sense of history

So, Development Ideas has reached the end of its interactive life. This website remains a resource for using our volume for teaching purposes, providing… Read more


Innovation for Development: Understand incentives & outcomes

Thinking about innovation and technology have evolved within international development. The developing world tends to be characterized by their absence, while the success of… Read more


Making Research Matter in Development

Today, we can see a growing concern among governments, policy makers, donors and other stakeholders, that there is a mismatch between research (R&D) input… Read more


Policies for Inclusive Innovation

For inclusive innovation to prosper, new policy initiatives are needed, argues the working paper “Policies to Support Inclusive Innovation”.  Inclusive innovation is the means… Read more


Environment & Health: Linking development to the natural sciences

While economics and social science dominate in thinking about international development, the subjects of environment and health are more rooted in the natural sciences…. Read more

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Course Syllabus

In Spring 2016, one of the editors used the volume for a ten-session seminar at the United Nations University. This post provides the syllabus… Read more


Infographics developed for the Development Ideas website

To visually illustrate some of the tables and graphs in the book, Development Ideas produced a series of infographics. We thought we would collect… Read more

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