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Sputters or Sparks from Power Africa?

Todd Moss says it's too early to reach negative conclusions about Power Africa — the early signs are actually quite positive.

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Addis Ababa Action Agenda

Financing for Development

Owen Barder reflects on the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and finds reason for optimism and pessimism. The real test, he says, is still to come.

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Policy Proposals for the Next US President

CGD experts present practical proposals on global development for the next US president to promote growth and reduce poverty abroad.

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25 Lessons for Education

25 Best Ideas for Education

School systems are failing — here are 25 ways to stop the tumble.

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Who Holds Power at the AIIB?

Scott Morris combs through the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s articles of agreement for clues about voting power and board composition.

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Addis Beyond Aid

With the Financing for Development Conference around the corner, Charles Kenny explains why it will take a lot more than aid from member states to deliver on the ambitious post-2015 development agenda.

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Guess Who’s Not Coming to Dinner

Jonah Busch and Sara del Fierro break down the list of past invitees to White House State Dinners. Guess who’s been left out.

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Electrify Africa

New Energy for Africa

Revamped US legislation aims to add 50 million to the power grid in sub-Saharan Africa. Beth Schwanke reveals the real power in this effort; Todd Moss says inconsistent policy could undermine it.

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Financing for Development July 2015

CGD experts show how the Financing for Development Conference, taking place now in Addis Ababa, can best support the post-2015 development agenda. This week: Owen Barder reports from the field.

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Evaluating Women's Empowerment

Evaluating Women’s Empowerment

Practitioners, funders, and researchers discuss the challenges and opportunities in measuring and evaluating women’s economic empowerment programs.

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