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As 2012 winds down, it's time once again to look back at the most popular posts to our Views from the Center blog. Surprisingly, posts on the selection process for the World Bank president accounted for four of the top 10. To see what all the fuss was about, read Nancy Birdsall’s Why it Matters Who Runs the World Bank, which ranked among the top 20. To include additional topics we have extended the Views from the Center most popular list to the top 13.

As always, thanks for continued readership and we look forward to even more lively, evidence-based discussions in the year ahead!

  1. What is Development?,  Owen Barder
  2. Africa's Child Health Miracle: The Biggest, Best Story in Development, Michael Clemens
  3. Why Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Should Be the Next Head of the World Bank, Lant Pritchett
  4. Coming Clean on Cookstoves, Charles Kenny
  5. Next World Bank President: Two Non-U.S. Candidates for the Short List, Nancy Birdsall
  6. Charter Cities, Canada’s Porn King, and Garífuna Land Rights, Justin Sandefur
  7. New Documents Reveal the Cost of “Ending Poverty” in a Millennium Village: At Least $12,000 Per Household, Michael Clemens
  8. Impact Evaluation and Political Economy: What Does the “Conditional” in “Conditional Cash Transfers” Accomplish?, Lant Pritchett
  9. Three Questions to Ask the Three Candidates to Lead the World Bank, Nancy Birdsall
  10. CGD and Washington Post to Host Sessions with World Bank President Candidates, Nancy Birdsall
  11. Do Farm Workers from Developing Countries Take Jobs from Americans?, Michael Clemens
  12. Haiti: Where Has All the Money Gone?, Vijaya Ramachandran
  13. Birth of Immigration Fiction: Watch a UK Minister Create an Economic Myth about Migration from Developing Countries, Michael Clemens

P.S. – If you want more reading for the Holidays, check out the top 10 list from CGD’s Global Health Policy blog.