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Vijaya Ramachandran and Leonardo Iacovone explore job creation in African firms and constraints that contribute to persistant under-employment.
Nancy Birdsall and Christian Meyer make the case for using a country’s median income as a simple indicator of material well-being and shared development.
Michael Clemens urges new research that treats remittances—three times greater than aid flows—as returns on investment, not unexpected windfalls.
US Congress limits on a little-known but highly effective USAID program are bad for development and US tax payers. Ben Leo proposes a sensible fix.
Scott Morris and Devesh Kapur argue the World Bank must be unchained from its capital constraints and grow to remain relevant.
Denmark tops the Commitment to Development Index without leading in a single category. All countries can improve just by learning from the strengths of others.
Write your own State of the Union. CGD experts offer suggestions.
Charles Kenny argues in a new book that the end of US and European dominance could be the start of a better world for everyone.
Beth Schwanke unpacks the foreign affairs bit of the US FY14 omnibus appropriations bill, with an eye to the 1 percent that’s foreign aid.
The bonanza years are over for Latin America, says Liliana Rojas-Suarez. So what comes next?