Global Development Explained
Many countries have made economic strides, thanks to technology and trade, but others still face challenges.
What Is Development?
What are the terms, trends, and debates that define international development?
Understanding the Last Fifty Years of Global Development
Is the world better off than it was fifty years ago, and what drives these changes?
Two Koreas, Two Development Policies
How did two countries with the same language, culture, and history turn out so differently?
Technology and Development
As Great Britain’s Industrial Revolution and India’s green revolution have shown, technological innovation can drive extraordinary development.
Why Is The Free Flow of Oil Important?
Learn how oil pricing works and why it is significant in the global economy.
A Brief History of U.S. Foreign Aid
Where and why the United States gives foreign aid has changed over time.
The Sustainable Development Goals
In this free SDG resource, learn about the formation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and review the opportunities and challenges for meeting them.
The Race to Develop COVID-19 Vaccines
Explore how scientists produced the COVID-19 vaccines in record time.
Global Population Growth Is Slowing Down
After centuries of growth, experts predict global population will shrink toward the end of the twenty-first century. What does that mean for countries’ economies and geopolitical power?
What Is Economic Inequality?
Severe disparities in wealth and income can harm individuals, countries, and the global economy.
Why Do Taxes Matter?
A government’s ability to collect revenue can shape a country’s development trajectory.