Professor Adil Khan of University of Queensland argues: “as the year 2015 winds down we can take stock of the successes and failures of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Whether these goals have succeeded or failed in certain places, one thing is clear – the wellbeing of society, or lack thereof, is not reflected in GDP growth figures or employment outcomes. We need to put more effort into the development of society and community rather than simply building bigger neoliberal economies.” This is an excellent critic of UN’s new agenda for development –Sustainable Development Goals.
Duncan Green / Owen Barder – Can aid agencies help systems fix themselves? The implications of complexity for development cooperation
LSE Professor in Practice Duncan Green asks Owen Barder, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and Visiting Professor in Practice, to expand on a lecture delivered to our Masters students in February about complexity and development.