Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Technology, Knowledge and Global Health

Ursula Casabonne and Charles Kenny – The Best Things in Life are (Nearly) Free: Technology, Knowledge and Global Health

In this paper, background to Kenny’s book Getting Better, the authors investigate the cross-country determinants of health improvements and describe the implications for development policy. In short, improving health need not be expensive. Even very poor countries can make great strides with good technologies and good delivery, but it may take time. Historical trends suggest we should not expect too much too quickly.

[Link to full paper, Center for Global Development]

 

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