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The AfDB has set the bar for election transparency, say Scott Morris and Ben Leo. Read about the process and hear an insider’s take in a new podcast.
Only one-tenth of ODA is for GPGs, but it’s not too late to invest more in activities with broadly shared benefits. Nancy Birdsall and Anna Diofasi identify first steps.
Bill Savedoff turns his attention to the worldwide tobacco epidemic. It’s huge, it’s deadly, and it’s growing. And it warrants more action from the World Bank and IMF.
Can the Sustainable Development Goals keep up the momentum of the Millennium Development Goals? Charles Kenny has his doubts.
Fourteen forested countries offered in the “Lima Challenge” to cut emissions if rich countries would pay for it. Meeting that challenge may be cheaper than you think.
Paying for journal articles is expensive, perhaps prohibitively so for researchers in developing countries. Sebastian Bauhoff explains why this needs to change.
Ben Leo finds compelling ideas for reform in the GDC’s second report but wonders: will it just gather dust? Frances Seymour lauds its deforestation-free proposal.
Andy Sumner examines what it would mean to attempt to end extreme poverty. The first step: identifying those it afflicts.
Why Teddy Roosevelt's 1913 expedition in the Amazon should provide inspiration for today's commitments to deforestation-free supply chains.
Rajesh Mirchandani explores what the Conservative-only government might mean for development policy.