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Blind Procurement Reform

Charles Kenny lambasts the World Bank’s “zero evidence” procurement reform and shows just how much could be learned from the wealth of data already on hand.

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Mega Trade Deals

Kim Elliott reviews the implications of two mega US trade deals and says that poor countries are on the outside looking in. Harsha Singh comments in a wonkcast. 

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Drug Policy and Violence

New research shows how cocaine seizures in Colombia caused a 20 percent jump in homicides in Mexico. Michael Clemens explains the findings and implications.

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Assessing Aid Quality

Which donors are best at delivering aid? Nancy Birdsall and Homi Kharas update their assessment of the quality of ODA. Use our spider charts to check your agency’s scores. 

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Bread for the World

The (Small) Price of Female Empowerment

New research in Tanzania finds that even small incentives to include women on land titles can bring about almost complete gender parity in land ownership.

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The Big Election You Might Have Missed

You wouldn’t know it from US media, but the fourth largest country just went to the polls. Frances Seymour on Indonesia and the stakes for forest conservation.

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Assessing Aid Quality

Which donors are best at delivering aid? Nancy Birdsall and Homi Kharas update their assessment of ODA. Use our spider charts to check your agency’s scores.

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Join the CGD Society! Turn Ideas into Action!

Join our efforts to reduce poverty and inequality with a modest gift. Enjoy preferred events access, complimentary publications, and more.

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Data for African Development

A new report on data for African development diagnoses shortcomings in African statistical systems and finds that donors are part of the problem.

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Foreign Affairs Flashpoints

Didn’t get enough of the fireworks this weekend? Here are the flashpoints to watch for as Congress debates FY15 foreign affairs spending.

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