Dr. Stephen Smith

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Dr. Smith is Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the George Washington University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University and has been a Fulbright Research Scholar and a Jean Monnet Research Fellow. He has done on-site research and program work in several countries including Bangladesh, China, Ecuador, India, Uganda, and the Former Yugoslavia, and has been a consultant for the World Bank, the International Labour Office (ILO, Geneva), and the World Institute for Development Economics Research (UN-WIDER, Helsinki). He also served as an organizer of the International Development Studies Program (IDS) and as its first director from 1992 to 1996. He is the author of Ending Global Poverty: A Guide to What Works; co-author with Michael Todaro of Economic Development; and co-editor with Jennifer Brinkerhoff and Hildy Teegen of NGOs and the Millennium Development Goals: Citizen Action to Reduce Poverty.