21st Century International Development

Our 21st Century International Development programme examines how nations succeed by analysing the varied experiences of developing nations over the past 60 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 Dr Alastair Masser, our 21st Century International Development programme aims to identify new approaches to foster sustainable economic growth so that everyone can realise their unique potential, no matter where they live.