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Donors Must Act Now against Ebola

Drawing on lessons from the early HIV response, Mead Over calls on donors to  mobilize emergency task forces for the protection of health workers.

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Focus Needed for Post-2015

The latest Sustainable Development Goals have 17 goals and 169 targets. Ambition's not lacking, but focus is. Charles Kenny and Casey Dunning ask what’s the point.

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World Bank PforR Anatomy

What makes a results-based operation tick? Alan Gelb and Nabil Hashmi dissect the World Bank’s Program for Results.

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REDD+ Made Us Visible

CGD's Frances Seymour and Mina Setra, an indigenous peoples’ leader in Indonesia, tell how forest protection efforts have given voice to forest dwellers.

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US-Africa Summit

CGD looks back on the first-ever US-Africa Leaders Summit — and asks what’s next.

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Stuck in the '90s

Much has changed since the 1990s; shouldn’t classifications of developing countries change too? New working paper by Andy Sumner explains.

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Text-Ed

Mobile-phone education programs are on the rise worldwide. Jenny Aker and co-authors put one to the test in a CGD working paper. 

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Why African Stats Are Often Wrong

Amanda Glassman and Justin Sandefur show it’s no accident African development statistics often overstate progress. It’s the (political) economy, stupid. 

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Tax Fossil Fuel Now

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.

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Empowering Girls

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.

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