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Fourteen forested countries offered in the “Lima Challenge” to cut emissions if rich countries would pay for it. Meeting that challenge may be cheaper than you think.
Paying for journal articles is expensive, perhaps prohibitively so for researchers in developing countries. Sebastian Bauhoff explains why this needs to change.
Ben Leo finds compelling ideas for reform in the GDC’s second report but wonders: will it just gather dust? Frances Seymour lauds its deforestation-free proposal.
Andy Sumner examines what it would mean to attempt to end extreme poverty. The first step: identifying those it afflicts.
Why Teddy Roosevelt's 1913 expedition in the Amazon should provide inspiration for today's commitments to deforestation-free supply chains.
Rajesh Mirchandani explores what the Conservative-only government might mean for development policy.
WTO negotiations have failed repeatedly to resolve disagreements over agricultural subsidies. Kim Elliott proposes a fix to end the latest impasse.
Anne-Marie Slaughter, architect of the first Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), discusses its sequel in a new podcast.
CGD experts explain why the ADB’s innovative financial restructuring is not only needed now, but essential for enabling future reforms.
The rise of the global middle class is cause for optimism—if it continues to get richer and bigger. Nancy Birdsall explains.