The Global Financial Crisis and its Effect on Development

    For years, countries around the world experienced solid growth. The current economic slowdown is a true test as to whether countries made real economic progress, says Francis Fukuyama, international development program director at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

    About the author

    • David Francis

      David is a Washington-based journalist and former Devex staffer who spearheaded Devex's "Obama's Foreign Aid Reform" blog. He has written for the Christian Science Monitor, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, SportsIllustrated.com, San Francisco Chronicle, Foreign Policy magazine, and the Washington Monthly. David holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and a graduate degree from Georgetown University.