Development

Small Change

The big theories of economic development turned out to be wrong. Finding out what works on the ground offers a path to curbing global poverty.

The Malawi Model

Privatization policies have been producing global famine. But one African country has prospered precisely by defying them.

By Joshua Kurlantzick

Doctors Without Orders

To improve global health, what we need isn't just Bill Gates's billions, but Microsoft's managers.

By Josh Ruxin

End Foreign Aid As We Know It

After more than four decades and $500 billion in international aid, much of Africa remains as poor, if not worse off, than it was at independence. The same is true around the world: Aid flows profusely to governments with little...

By Larry Diamond

The Great Oil Race

Will the new African oil rush doom these countries or save them?

By Stèphanie Giry