Some reflections to keep us on our toes
Do we really value self-determination? The question makes us a little uncomfortable.
Why we love the World Humanitarian Summit’s #1 agenda item
How did the polling citizens about the same thing yield such different results?
What I learned from Claire Melamed’s piece, “What do they want?”
Feedback Labs’ follow-up to an event at the Center for Global Development.
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Dani Rodrik on how critical economists are of the very discipline that the World Bank—and the field more generally— loves to love.
It matters how we choose our words. Today, the word “beneficiary” is being replaced with citizen, client, consumer, stakeholder, and constituent. What are the pros and cons of each?
The International Rescue Committee has created a great application to help Syrian refugees but here’s one way it could be better.