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Saving Brazil's Forests Cost Less than the Olympics

Through nine years of deforestation efforts, Brazil prevented more carbon emissions than any other country in history. The price tag? One third of the cost of hosting the Olympics.

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Can We Measure Poverty from Space?

A new data collection technique allows satellites to estimate poverty rates around the world. But how reliable are these data? According to Justin Sandefur, they're more useful for research than for policy.

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2016 Summer Reading List

From beach reads to wonky monographs, here are CGD experts' recommendations for your summer reading pleasure.

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Six Ways the Next President Can Improve Global Health

At a CGD roundtable, top global health, civil society, and policy officials helped outline six ways the next President can foster a healthier world by improving US global health engagement. Lauren Post and Amanda Glassman summarize their recommendations.

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After Brexit: New Opportunities for Global Good in the National Interest

Making the Most of Brexit

In the wake of Brexit, Michael Anderson identifies four areas in which UK policy reforms could create "triple wins" for the UK, the EU, and the developing world.

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Ending Poverty without Growth
Brian Wolfe

Ending Poverty without Growth

New research from Andy Sumner and Chris Hoy finds up to 77 percent of global poverty could be eliminated using existing nationally available resources.

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Bronze Yu

A New System for Disaster Relief

Today's disaster aid is overstretched, mismatched, and mistimed. A new CGD working group hopes to save lives, money, and time by applying insurance financing models to emergency aid.

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FGM and the Role of Law
UN Women

FGM and the Role of Law

Can national laws effectively discourage the practice of cutting women and girls in the developing world? New evidence from Burkina Faso suggests that, given the right conditions, they can.

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One Day, 49 Million Trees
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One Day, 49 Million Trees

Uttar Pradesh just planted 49 million trees in a single day, shattering the previous record. It's time to match that feat with equally unprecedented financing for forest conservation, says Jonah Busch.

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Jon Bunting

British Trade after Brexit

Leaving the EU will require the UK to renegotiate its many trade relationships. Kim Elliott outlines the challenges ahead and the potential outcomes for developing countries.

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