2011 Milken Institute Summit

2011 Milken Institute Summit

Charles Kenny


Speaker's Biography

Charles Kenny

Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development;
Schwartz Fellow, New America Foundation


Charles Kenny is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, studying the demand side of development, the role of technology in quality-of-life improvements, and governance and anticorruption in aid. He is the author of the book "Getting Better: Why Global Development Is Succeeding and How We Can Improve the World Even More." He has also written extensively on issues including progress toward the U.N.'s Millennium Development Goals, the causes of economic growth, the link between economic growth and broader development, the causes of improvements in global health, the link between economic growth and happiness, the end of the Malthusian trap, the role of communications technologies in development, the digital divide, and corruption. He is a contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine and a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. Previously Kenny was at the World Bank, where his assignments included working on governance and anticorruption initiatives for the Middle East and North Africa region.


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