Development Studies Internet Resources

Prof. William A. Joseph | Department of Political Science | Wellesley College



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Blood and Milk: identifying what works in international development (Blog)

    • You should not seek change lightly. International development programs should be efficient, effective, and evidence based. They should be implemented by professionals who know what they are doing. They are not easy to run. They are genuine, difficult work, done to make this world a better place to be. International assistance deserves and requires serious thought. This blog is my attempt at that serious thought. I read in a wide range of disciplines including health, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, marketing, anthropology, business, finance, and psychology, and I synthesize that information to find its connection to international development.

Chris Blattman, Research, international development, foreign policy, and violent conflict

    • Chris Blattman's teaching, research and writing lie at the intersection of public policy, economic development, civil war, political participation, and survey and statistical methods. He is an Assistant Professor of Political Science & Economics at Yale University.

Dani Rodrik's weblog Unconventional thoughts on economic development and globalization

    • Dani Rodrik is the Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He has published widely in the areas of international economics, economic development, and political economy. His research focuses on what constitutes good economic policy and why some governments are better than others in adopting it.

Development blogs you should read

    • Selections by Owen Barder, Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington DC. Barder's own blog: Own Abroad.

Global EnVision

    • Global Envision is a blog that examines how creating responsible market opportunities can lead to new solutions to global poverty. We work hard to offer timely content, analysis and discussion of the relationship between global markets and poverty alleviation. Sponsored by Mercy Corps.

Humanitarian and International Development NGOs (Blog)

    • Welcome to the international development and humanitarian NGO blog. Postings about issues affecting NGOs that are dedicated to reducing global poverty and providing humanitarian assistance in developing countries. Hauser Center for Non-Profits Organizations, Harvard University

On the Ground: Nicholas D. Kristof, NY Times

    • This blog expands on Nicholas Kristof’s twice-weekly columns, sharing thoughts that shape the writing but don’t always make it into the 800-word text. It’s also the place where readers make their voices heard.

Poverty News Blog

    • News and links about the struggle of the poor around the world. Half the world -- nearly three billion people -- live on less than two dollars a day. Poverty News Blog on Facebook

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