Charles Kenny (economist)

American economist

Charles Kenny (born 1970) is an American economist, and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development.

Quotes about Kenny

  • With the global economy as turbulent as it has been lately, pessimism is popular, and short-term thinking is too. So, stepping into the public square to announce that foreign aid is important and effective can be lonely work.
    But fortunately, Charles Kenny has done just that. Getting Better sheds light on the importance and effectiveness of foreign aid as a powerful tool to build broader global quality of life. Kenny shows that aid money can and does work. It improves people’s lives and makes the world a better and safer place.
    • Bill Gates, Foreword to Charles Kenny, Getting Better: Why Global Development Is Succeeding—And How We Can Improve the World Even More (2012)