This is a bibliography for learning about international development, a selection of books, articles and blogs that are valuable reading for anyone who wants to understand and practice international development.
This is not exhaustive, but just gives the very basics as a starting point. Books are often good for theory and background, articles for technical information and detail, and blogs for the on the ground perspective and a peek into the industry of development. Theory helps little in getting a sense of how development work gets done. But to do this work well, it is important to understand the background picture of what development is and what its goals are.
Books[edit | edit source]
- William Easterly, The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics. Cambridge: MIT Press.
- Ruth Levine, Millions Saved: Proven Successes in Global Health. Washington: Center for Global Development, 2004
- Carol Lancaster, Foreign Aid: Diplomacy, Development, Domestic Politics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.
- Amartya Sen. Development as Freedom. New York: Anchor, 2000.
Articles[edit | edit source]
- JR McNeil, "The World According to Jared Diamond"
- Roger Bate "The Trouble with USAID" American Enterprise Institute. May 23, 2006.
- USAID White paper
- Brian Atwood, Peter McPherson, and Andrew Natsios, Arrested Development
Blogs[edit | edit source]
- Chris Blattman's Blog
- From Poverty to Power
- Center for Global Development Blogs
- World Bank Private Sector Development Blog
- Owen Barder
- The Bottom Billion Blog
- Aid Watch