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A Risky Proposition

Alan Gelb explains why more countries are investing sovereign wealth at home, often in infrastructure, and how to avoid risks like cronyism and volatility.

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Technology in the Service of Development

Former NADRA chairman Tariq Malik explains how biometric technologies helped make Pakistan’s national ID program a world leader.

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Publish What You Buy

Citizens pay for government contracts; it is time they knew what they are paying for. Charles Kenny picks out four countries leading the way.

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Lant Pritchett’s Development Smell Test

Lant Pritchett explains his four criteria to test whether a program or goal is important for  development. Readers respond in the comments.

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Post-Election Direction?

What will the power shift in Congress mean for US development policy? Ben Leo and Scott Morris weigh in.

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G-20 Leaders Summit

Can the G-20 leaders, meeting this week, deliver on taxes, corruption, and infrastructure? Alex Cobham and Scott Morris analyze the prospects.

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Our Climate Future

The IPCC reiterates the dire need to cut CO2 emissions to avoid the worst of climate change; saving tropical forests could be up to 30 percent of the solution.

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Meet the New WHO Africa Chief

Amanda Glassman interviews the next regional director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, on the way forward for WHO AFRO.

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World Bank Worries

A troubled reorganization effort and shrinking leverage have Nancy Birdsall worried about the World Bank’s future.

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Chocolate: More Trick Than Treat?

US trade policies have a hand in your candy bag this Halloween, blocking imports from countries that would benefit most from market access. Kim Elliott explains.

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