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Global Standardized Testing

More children are going to school, but are they learning anything? Justin Sandefur explains how better international comparisons of learning outcomes could help keep the poorest students from slipping through the cracks.

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Helen Clark

Aid Transparency

Donors are making decent progress on aid transparency, but the newly released Aid Transparency Index reveals there’s a ways to go. Owen Barder charts a path forward.

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Glassman Testimony

Ebola Testimony to Congress

Regaining ground after Ebola will take a strategic commitment to recovery, enhanced measures to improve global health security, and a tracking system to ensure accountability. 

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More Than A Light Bulb

Redefining Energy Access

The UN's definition of modern energy access sets the bar far too low for countries to meet their development goals. See how new standards can benefit the world’s energy poor. Report, video, and brief.

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A New Green Revolution

Ending hunger and poverty by 2030 will be difficult without more productive agriculture. Can GMOs be part of the solution? Kimberly Elliott and Janeen Madan’s research has some answers.

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Millions Saved

Millions Saved

The new interactive Millions Saved website features 18 global health success stories from around the world. See what works in global health.

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Trade Is Not "Us against Them"

Trade deals that lower import tariffs can be good for the United States and its trading partners, but restrictive rules of origin can negate the gains for the poorest countries. Kimberly Elliott explains.

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Better Regulation for Financial Inclusion

US Treasury Assistant Secretary Marisa Lago and CGD’s financial inclusion task force highlight how better regulation can improve financial inclusion and ensure stability. Blog post, report, videos, and podcast.

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Todd Moss

Investing in Cuba

Getting private investors to Cuba may be a bigger challenge than getting Barack Obama there. Vijaya Ramachandran and Matt Juden explain why lifting the US trade embargo on Cuba would be laudable, but might not be enough to overcome fear among investors.

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International Women's Day

On International Women’s Day, Charles Kenny and Megan O’Donnell evaluate the World Bank’s commitment to gender equality, calling for more gender-specific projects with clearer goals. Read their analysis.

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