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The Big Election You Might Have Missed

You wouldn’t know it from US media, but the fourth largest country just went to the polls. Frances Seymour on Indonesia and the stakes for forest conservation.

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Assessing Aid Quality

Which donors are best at delivering aid? Nancy Birdsall and Homi Kharas update their assessment of ODA. Use our spider charts to check your agency’s scores.

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Data for African Development

A new report on data for African development diagnoses shortcomings in African statistical systems and finds that donors are part of the problem.

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Foreign Affairs Flashpoints

Didn’t get enough of the fireworks this weekend? Here are the flashpoints to watch for as Congress debates FY15 foreign affairs spending.

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Attack of the Tobacco Mutants!

Bill Savedoff urges vigilance as Big Tobacco markets e-cigarettes as a healthful alternative to smoking.

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Europe’s Commitment to the Environment

It's about more than emissions. Owen Barder and Petra Krylova show how the EU can do better on fisheries, biodiversity, and global ecosystems.

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What’s Wrong with African Productivity?

In Africa, islands of high productivity exist in a sea of meager productivity. Alan Gelb and Vij Ramachandran examine why.

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Letters to The Lancet

Victoria Fan and co-authors analyze letters to the editor of The Lancet and discover worrisome holes in the peer review of the journal’s social science research.

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Building a Better Dashboard

The US State Department’s dashboard now tracks 96 percent of America’s foreign assistance. Sarah Rose tells what took so long and offers tips for improvement.

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