Development

Daniel Altman

If India's Really Booming, Why Is the Rupee Crashing?

Meet the banker who could save the country's faltering currency.

Daniel Altman |

Lab Report

Libya Goes for Broke

The economic paradox of Libya: It’s rich, but it’s bankrupt.

Fayruz Abdulhadi |

Lab Report

Libya's Hard Landing

The days of euphoria are long gone. Can Libyans reboot the revolution?

Chris Stephen |

Argument

The 15,000 Troop Option

Plotting the course for post-2014 Afghanistan.

James Stavridis |

Dispatch

Mugabe's Shameful Protector

Praising Zimbabwe's slightly-less-fraudulent election is like congratulating Anthony Weiner for sending photographs of his genitals to fewer women this year.

Roy Robins |

Argument

The Unsettled Question

Does anyone have the slightest idea how many Jews are in the West Bank?

Elliott Abrams |

Argument

Bridging the Gender Gap

How big data can improve the lives of a billion women and girls.

Melinda Gates |

Argument

The Moroccan Model?

Morocco has a chance to become a regional leader on economic reform. But it still has a way to go.

Dalibor Rohac |

Feature

Chairman of the Board

How Mao unintentionally created China’s capitalist revolution.

Orville Schell |

Argument

Aiding and Abetting

Why are the United States and Japan still giving tens of millions of dollars in aid to China?

Isaac Stone Fish |

Argument

Where Apartheid Lives On

Mandela helped South Africans find their way to political freedom. But they still haven’t managed to overcome the economic legacy of the old regime.

Robert Looney |

Daniel Altman

The Nearly Foolproof Recipe to Make Poor Countries Richer

It's not what the World Bank's president is cooking up.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Building a Movement to End Poverty

World Bank president to private sector: Take your money off the sidelines.

Jim Yong Kim |

Argument

Guilt Trip

Why President Obama's tour of Africa is already a disappointment.

Mwangi S. Kimenyi |

Argument

India's Tablet Revolution

How a $40 device is going to change the lives of billions.

Vivek Wadhwa |

Interview

'There's No Such Thing as a Failed State'

The father of emerging markets says we shouldn't give up on the world's Somalias and Zimbabwes.

Blake Hounshell |

Argument

Does It Take a Village?

Jeffrey Sachs dazzled the development world with his plan to end poverty. But now critics say there's no way to prove whether it works.

Paul Starobin |

Slide Show

The FP Survey: Africa Rising?

More than 60 experts weigh in on whether the "African century" is for real.

Margaret Slattery |

Slide Show

Before They Pass Away

One field camera, 44 countries, and a world fast disappearing.

JImmy Nelson |

In Other Words

Market Revolution

How Poland learned to love its own cuisine.

Anne Applebaum |

Letters

Hold That Prize!

Walmart might be saving millions of people money, but it still doesn't pay its employees a living wage. 

Peter Sullivan |

Argument

A Shameful Neglect

It's time to stop pretending that America's in Afghanistan to help women.

Anna Badkhen |

The List

Myanmar's Moment?

Eight reasons to be optimistic about Southeast Asia's rising tiger. 

Heang Chhor |

Argument

The World in 2030

The United Nations is vowing to end extreme poverty within our lifetimes. Here's why that might actually be realistic.

John Norris |

Argument

Development Shouldn't Give Democracy the Cold Shoulder

Why it’s time to include democracy in global development goals.

Vidar Helgesen |

Argument

An Ambiguous Anniversary in Cambodia

So whatever happened to the most ambitious peacekeeping operation in history?

Karen J. Coates |

Argument

The Prickly Politics of Aid

Development aid is inherently political - and that's not a bad thing.

Thomas Carothers |

Gordon Adams

Food Fight

Why is the agricultural lobby so mad at Obama?

Gordon Adams |

Think Again

Think Again: Big Data

Why the rise of machines isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Kate Crawford |

Argument

No More Doing Business As Usual

Why World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is right to subject the Bank’s global business report to fresh scrutiny.

Christina Chang |