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USAID's Raj Shah's Five Favorite Books on Development (Humanosphere)

June 08, 2011

CGD's Millions Saved by Ruth Levine was listed in a Humanosphere article as one of Raj Shah's top five favorite books on development.

From the article

Here, from The Browser, are USAID director Rajiv Shah’s top five books on development:

1. A Farewell to Alms by Gregory Clark. Shah says he likes it because of “its focus on core economic growth as the driver of divergence.” Not sure what that means. Guess I need to read it.

2. Millions Saved by Ruth Levine. Shah likes this book because it’s about “success stories in global health.”

3. The Alchemy of Air by Thomas Hager. This description of the discovery of nitrogen fertilizer, the USAID director says, “reminds us of the serendipity of scientific inquiry.”

Read it Here.