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Private Investment to Promote Development

Nancy Birdsall and Rita Perakis detail the work of the Social Impact Investment Taskforce and explain how to put private money to good use.

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AP

Financial Access Denied

Liliana Rojas-Suarez explains why access to financial services in Latin America is lower than in equally prosperous countries.

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Economics of Ebola

More Economics of Ebola

Mead Over unpacks his and World Bank economists' assessment of the economic impact of Ebola. The costs go far beyond those of treatment and lost labor.  

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Violence and Gender Discrimination
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Violence and Gender Discrimination

Charles Kenny and Sarah Dykstra discuss global responses to violence against women in one of a series of posts addressing  the many guises of gender discrimination.

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Should Countries Be More Like Shopping Malls? A Proposal for Service Performance Guarantees for Africa

Countries More Like Shopping Malls?

Service performance guarantees could help African countries attract investors much as malls lure tenants with good services. Vij Ramachandran and Alan Gelb explain. 

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USAID’s Frontiers in Development

Casey Dunning recaps USAID’s two-day conference doggedly focused on ending extreme poverty — and on Africa. That’s a good thing, she says. 

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Putting Hospitals on the Global Health Agenda
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Putting Hospitals on the Global Health Agenda

CGD’s Hospitals for Health working group seeks feedback on its draft report outlining how to improve hospitals in developing countries while investing in primary care. 

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REDD+ by the Numbers

Ahead of the UN Climate Summit, a new CGD/ODI working paper draws back the curtain on funding for forests and climate change. 

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NBC News.com

Obama Acts on Ebola—and a Voice from the Frontlines

Amanda Glassman welcomes President Obama’s pledge to commit the US military and $500 million to fight Ebola. A letter from a Liberian official shows why. 

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Shaping the Post-2015 Agenda

CGD experts pitch UN General Assembly participants post-2015 development proposals on birth registration, data quality, illicit finance, and more. 

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