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Amanda Glassman and Justin Sandefur show it’s no accident African development statistics often overstate progress. It’s the (political) economy, stupid.
Christine Lagarde says governments shouldn’t wait for a climate agreement to get energy prices right. New IMF research shows taxing fossil fuels offers benefits now.
Government and NGO leaders applaud UK and US efforts to end female genital mutilation and child and forced marriage in a generation at the DC Girl Summit.
On the eve of the first-ever US-Africa Leaders Summit, Todd Moss shares hopes and fears; Kimberly Elliott focuses on trade and investment.
Charles Kenny lambasts the World Bank’s “zero evidence” procurement reform and shows just how much could be learned from the wealth of data already on hand.
Kim Elliott reviews the implications of two mega US trade deals and says that poor countries are on the outside looking in. Harsha Singh comments in a wonkcast.
New research shows how cocaine seizures in Colombia caused a 20 percent jump in homicides in Mexico. Michael Clemens explains the findings and implications.
Which donors are best at delivering aid? Nancy Birdsall and Homi Kharas update their assessment of the quality of ODA. Use our spider charts to check your agency’s scores.
New research in Tanzania finds that even small incentives to include women on land titles can bring about almost complete gender parity in land ownership.
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.