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Casey Dunning calls President Obama’s budget “edgy” for pushing specific development initiatives amid flat funding. See what’s in, what’s out.
Randomized controlled trials have their champions and detractors. Lant Pritchett and Jessica Goldberg give two separate takes on the topic.
European countries’ commitment to technology creation and transfer has declined over time and lags behind the commitment and effort of other developed countries.
Forest policy expert Frances Seymour explains how WRI's new open-source platform can strengthen efforts to save the world’s remaining tropical forests.
William Savedoff and Rita Perakis answer donors’ six key questions about implementing Cash on Delivery Aid.
Senior fellows Ben Leo and Vijaya Ramachandran detail four trade-policy proposals to strengthen AGOA and boost US-Africa trade.
Unilever CEO Paul Polman, winner of the CGD/Foreign Policy Commitment to Development Award, explains why sustainable development is good for business.
To improve the quality and scope of basic development data in Africa, donors need to rethink how and what they fund. Amanda Glassman explains.
Todd Moss explains African energy poverty in seven graphics. See how the US could do more to help millions gain access to electricity.
Owen Barder applauds DFID’s announced new focus on economic growth, but aid alone won't cut it. Among what's missing: trade, migration, and subsidy reform.