Presentation on theme: "The 20 th Century Has Left the Building : Time to Reimagine Global Development Lawrence Haddad."— Presentation transcript:
The 20 th Century Has Left the Building : Time to Reimagine Global Development Lawrence Haddad
2007-2009: were not in Kansas anymore What should the measure of progress be? Who are the new voices we should be listening to? How should they work together? What motivates us?
What should we measure as progress?
GDP/capita and Life Satisfaction Deaton 2004
Economic growth is not working as expected on Indian malnutrition rates Source: growth data, Table 1, Topalova 2008; nutrition data, NFHS
Not all economic growth is good, not all economic growth is bad
Dudley Seers called for the dethroning of GDP in 1969 -- it will not be easily dragged out of the palace.
We Need 3D Human Wellbeing What a person has What a person can do with what they have What meaning they give to their goals and how they achieve them McGregor 2007
The G-Factor inclusive decisive Effective on issue x? G2 G193 G77 G20 G8
Need to talk to the unusual suspects
Solutions from the South
Fix the broken feedback loop: talk to people who are supposed to be benefitting
Citizen Report Cards Work Randomised control trial of community-based monitoring of public primary health care providers in Uganda Citizen report cards reduced child mortality by 33 per cent The study documents large increases in utilisation and improved health outcomes Cost per child death averted was $300, well below the average of $887 for 23 other interventions. Björkman, M and Svensson, J. (2009) 'Power to the People: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment on Community Based Monitoring in Uganda, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol 124: 2, pp 735–69
How do we work together?
Development needs to break out of its bubble
Blueprints are out We know the good ingredients
We need co-construction of knowledge for easier use of global best practice more diverse global knowledge pool better imagining of what issue by issue global governance looks like We need diagnostics that combine Political Technical Capacity considerations Which meal to cook? Who cooks? How do they choose the best ingredients? How can they influence which ingredients are stocked?
Same subject, different view
Same view, different interpretations
What should motivate us?
From charity to obligation
From self interest to common interest
Conclusions: 21 st century global development What: Get serious about wellbeing Who: Listen to those who have something important to say, not those who are most convenient or easiest to understand How: Find your own way + Blending knowledge to imagine new global governance Why: From charity to obligation, from self to common interest