21st Century International Development

Our 21st Century International Development programme seeks to examine how nations succeed, by analysing the varied experiences of developing nations over the past sixty years.


In recent decades, levels of poverty around the world have fallen dramatically, as more and more nations delivered economic growth and improvements in wellbeing for their citizens. While humanitarian aid has served an important role in addressing crisis situations and developing delivery systems for health and education, it has not demonstrated its effectiveness in fostering broader prosperity.

For those countries which remain trapped in a cycle of low- or no-growth, a new approach is needed. Led by Molly Kiniry, our 21st Central International Development programme seeks to examine how we can foster the sustainable economic growth that ensures everyone can realise their unique potential, no matter where they live.

Programme lead

Molly Kiniry

Programme & Research Manager

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