Jean-Paul Faguet

Improving Basic Services for the Bottom Forty Percent: Lessons from Ethiopia

Choice is a luxury for the poor in developing countries and development is about increasing choice and opportunities.  The main asset of the poor being their labor, improving the quality of this labor through better access to basic services is a key to improving opportunities and choice. On Wednesday 8 October, the International Development department hosted a public lecture to […]

October 10th, 2014|Events, Publications|2 Comments|

Welcome to the LSE. Do I care what you think?

Professor Jean-Paul Faguet
Programme Director,
MSc Development Management

Dear student,

Welcome to the LSE. I don’t care what you think.

Or maybe, to be a bit more accurate, the fact that you think something is not itself very convincing. I am interested – indeed very interested – in what you think, because in some respect it is bound to be wrong. I’m here to […]

World Bank Study by Professor Jean-Paul Faguet: ‘Improving Basic Services for the Bottom Forty Percent: Lessons from Ethiopia’

 

Professor Jean-Paul Faguet has published a new World Bank Study on Improving Basic Services for the Bottom Forty Percent: Lessons from Ethiopia which can be downloaded for free from the World Bank website.

Professor Faguet and his co-authors are launching this book at a Department of International Development public discussion on October 8 at 6:30pm in the Sheikh Zayed Theatre.

This event is […]

September 24th, 2014|Publications|0 Comments|
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Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the ‘George Bush of Britain’

Professor Jean Paul Faguet Professor of the Political Economy of Development Programme Director, Development Management Towards the end of 2008, a debate erupted amongst American historians and pundits about whether George W. Bush was the worst president of all time, or merely one of the worst. The case against him rested on a wilful, unnecessary foreign war born of lies that consumed thousands […]

September 18th, 2014|Topical and Comment|0 Comments|

Iraq Falling Apart

Professor Jean Paul Faguet Professor of the Political Economy of Development Programme Director, Development Management The speed and violence with which armed insurgents have overrun Iraqi towns and military posts, massacring civilians and spreading fear through the region, has shocked the world. For some years now we in the West have hoped for the best, and preferred not to look […]