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Averting the Global Learning Crisis

Only 1 in 10 children in low-income countries are on track for a high school-level education by 2030. To close these startling gaps, a new Education Commission report urges a focus on learning outcomes, resource allocation, and transformative planning.

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World Bank Presidents, Ranked

As the World Bank prepares to choose its next leader, Justin Sandefur ranks all of its

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Quim Gil / Children Without Borders

A New Vision for US-Mexico Cooperation

The black market for Mexican labor in the US has been detrimental to both countries. CGD and leaders from both nations present a bilateral agreement to regulate future labor flows and end unlawful migration.

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Is the World Bank Excusing Human Rights Abuses?

After a leaked document reveals the World Bank may lend to Zimbabwe if human rights abuses "level off," Todd Moss denounces the Bank's apparent willingness to bail out Robert Mugabe's repressive regime.

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Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment
IESC / Danielle Wilkins

Empowering Women through the White House

Studies show that empowering women improves living standards and contributes to economic growth. Our experts outline practical proposals for the next US administration.

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Masood Ahmed

Meet CGD’s New President

The Center for Global Development is pleased to announce that IMF's Masood Ahmed will succeed founding president Nancy Birdsall, who will be stepping down after 15 years. Ahmed will join CGD in early 2017.

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Neil Brandvold, USAID

Liberia’s Bold Education Experiment

From radical proposal to robust plan, Justin Sandefur and Susannah Hares break down a pilot program which aims to leverage public-private partnerships to improve Liberia's failing education system.

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US Institute of Peace

Mapping the Future of Identity

From improving access to services to increasing election transparency, identification systems improve lives. Alan Gelb and Anna Diofasi explore the latest trends and possibilities for ID systems.

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Saving Brazil's Forests Cost Less than the Olympics

Through nine years of deforestation efforts, Brazil prevented more carbon emissions than any other country in history. The price tag? One third of the cost of hosting the Olympics.

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Can We Measure Poverty from Space?

A new data collection technique allows satellites to estimate poverty rates around the world. But how reliable are these data? According to Justin Sandefur, they're more useful for research than for policy.

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