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It's time to pivot from schooling goals to learning goals. Leading researchers issue a call to arms.
Aerial spraying has been central to Colombia’s antinarcotic efforts, but a new study links it to significant increases in miscarriages and respiratory problems.
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.
Scott Morris explains the motivation behind creating the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the real message it should send to the United States.
Oil to Cash explores how to overcome corruption and build accountability by distributing natural-resource wealth—and taxing some of it back.
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.
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.
US biofuel policies could contribute to food price spikes and environmental damage. Kim Elliott offers Congress four steps to avoid doing harm.
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.
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.