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Prioritize the Poorest

By Robert Jenkins and Anthony Lake

“The world of international development has long been divided between idealists and pragmatists. The idealists give more weight to addressing the needs of the world's most destitute. The pragmatists are driven more by impact at the aggregate level, such as increasing GDP per capita. A growing body of evidence, however, suggests that the interests of these groups coincide. In many cases, it is most cost-effective to focus on the poorest groups…”

Read more in Foreign Affairs.

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[Foreign Affairs] Prioritize the Poorest

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