'Not reforming the existing Bretton Woods institutions to accommodate the reality of the 21st century has only encouraged China to set up parallel systems from scratch.'
As the world faces slower economic growth, the major global development summits this year need to play their part in designing a trade system that works for the poorest countries.
'Attendees hoped for something aspirational... Yet the final text lacked teeth, mirroring the horse trading and compromise that characterises climate change negotiations.'
Three proposals for how governments can reach the most marginalised communities and turn 'leave no one behind' from rhetoric into reality.
Asking people what they think won't replace objective measures of wellbeing, but it can help us fill critical data gaps in our efforts to measure development progress.
'Citizens' expectations about the provision of health and education have made these sectors electoral battlegrounds.'
With growing evidence that disaster risk reduction boosts innovation and economic activity, it now needs to be integrated into development spending - with a focus on smarter investment rather than just preventing losses.
While delegates negotiating a new global disasters agreement in Sendai this week focus on targets, international finance and national action, they should not lose sight of the key challange: incentivising investment in managing disaster risk.