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Reinventing Humanitarian Aid

Where disaster strikes is not predictable, but the cost of responding is. Lord Malloch-Brown explores how disaster response can be more timely, efficient, and effective.

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AP

The Real Deal with the AIIB

Scott Morris explains the motivation behind creating the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the real message it should send to the United States.

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Oil to Cash

Avoiding the Resource Curse

Oil to Cash explores how to overcome corruption and build accountability by distributing natural-resource wealth—and taxing some of it back.

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The Best Health Policy in the World

The single most cost-effective way to save lives in developing countries is in the hands of developing countries themselves: raising tobacco taxes. Bill Savedoff explains.

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Paris Is for Climate Lovers

Paris? We Say Bonn

Jonah Busch has advice for Paris 2015 climate teams meeting now in Bonn: don’t sacrifice effectiveness, efficiency, and equity for short-term political acceptability.

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Kansas Ag Network

(Bio)Fueling Debate

US biofuel policies could contribute to food price spikes and environmental damage. Kim Elliott offers Congress four steps to avoid doing harm.

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African Development Bank Elects Adesina President

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.

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More Money for Global Public Goods

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.

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Diseased lungs

4.3 Million Tobacco Deaths a Year

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.

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Penn State

From MDGs to SDGs

Can the Sustainable Development Goals keep up the momentum of the Millennium Development Goals? Charles Kenny has his doubts.

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