- Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationSenior Economic Advisor, 2013 - 2014
- Center for Global DevelopmentSenior Fellow, 2002 - 2013
- Worldwatch InstituteSenior Researcher, 1993 - 2001
- Harvard CollegeMathematics, 1986 - 1990
Undue credit: donors are exploiting oudated rules to inflate their aid
The development assistance committee is allowing donors to count hard loans as aid. It needs a wake-up call, says David Roodman
The Impact of Microcredit on the Poor in Bangladesh: Revisiting the Evid...
The Impact of Microcredit on the Poor in Bangladesh: Revisiting the Evidence - Working Paper 174 (June 2013 revision). 6/18/09. David Roodma
» Cato Tops New CGD Index of Think Tank Profile » Global Development: Vi...
David Roodman and Julia Clark. This Thursday, the World bank will host the unveiling of the latest edition of the best-known ranking of thin
Forbes India Magazine - Vijay Mahajan: We’re Very Much Alive
BASIX chairman Vijay Mahajan tells the microfinance company is trying everything to climb out of the pit that it finds itself in
» The Rush for the Entrances in Myanmar » Global Development: Views from...
Over the last ten years, donors have publicly declared that they would improve how they operate in order to make aid work better. They would
» Four Arguments against the Elimination of Child Labor » David Roodman'...
Don’t get me wrong: sarcastic headline aside, I’m not in favor of the exploitation of children. However, I feel moved to speak against a rec
» The Nine Ladies Snap Back » David Roodman's Microfinance Open Book Blog
The nine client-members on the board of the Grameen Bank, all women, have made a sassy public response to the interim report of the commissi
» Much Grameen Bank Investigation, Signifying What? » David Roodman's Mi...
The machinations around the Grameen Bank over the last two years have a had a paradoxical, dreamlike quality. Harsh words have been spoken b
Does Microfinancing Really Work? A New Book Says No
After months of online controversy as he blogged on his findings, a researcher publishes his book on the limitations and failures of a vaunt