Friday, November 24,  2017
Charles Kenny

Charles Kenny is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, and a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. Kenny is studying the demand side of development, the role of technology in quality-of-life improvements, and governance and anticorruption in aid. He is the author of Getting Better: Why Global Development Is Succeeding and How We Can Improve the World Even More (2011). He has also written extensively on issues including progress toward the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals, the causes of economic growth, the link between economic growth and broader development, the causes of improvements in global health, the link between economic growth and happiness, the end of the Malthusian trap, the role of communications technologies in development, the digital divide, and corruption. He is a contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine. Previously, Kenny worked at the World Bank, where his assignments included working on governance and anticorruption initiatives for the Middle East and North Africa region. He received his M.A. in International Economics, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University and M.A. in Development Studies from The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and his B.A. in History from Cambridge University.


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