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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.
Which donors are best at delivering aid? Nancy Birdsall and Homi Kharas update their assessment of ODA. Use our spider charts to check your agency’s scores.
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A new report on data for African development diagnoses shortcomings in African statistical systems and finds that donors are part of the problem.
Didn’t get enough of the fireworks this weekend? Here are the flashpoints to watch for as Congress debates FY15 foreign affairs spending.