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Improving Health Aid in the Face of Scandal

Is suspending health aid an effective response to corruption? Bill Savedoff, Amanda Glassman, and Janeen Madan advocate using health program outcomes—rather than corruption levels—as the guiding benchmark for donor decisions.

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Anthony Gale

Refugees and Asylum-Seekers: Getting the Facts Straight

In Europe, the debate over refugees and asylum-seekers has been plagued by inflated figures, confused labels, and political gridlock. In honor of World Refugee Day, Owen Barder and Hannah Postel shed some light on the facts.

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10 Recommendations to Maximize Technology's Impact on Development

New technologies boost development, but their impact is largely determined by the context of design and rollout. Charles Kenny uncovers 10 key lessons on how donors can achieve maximum impact.

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World Humanitarian Summit

Fixing the Humanitarian System

The humanitarian aid system requires more than funding—a fundamental transformation. Owen Barder and Theo Talbot report on last week's World Humanitarian Summit.

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Development Impact Screen for OPIC

Traffic Lights for OPIC

Stop, slow, or go! Using stoplight screens could help the Overseas Private Investment Corporation balance competing objectives and prioritize projects based on their development impact.

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Tobacco: Control or Eradication?

Does focusing on harm reduction mean letting go of the “endgame”—a completely tobacco-free future? Bill Savedoff wrestles with how best to combat tobacco use around the globe.

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Lessons Learned: Ebola and Exclusion

Cultural practices or poverty rates may have explained varying Ebola infection rates across West Africa, but Souleymane Soumahoro's data expose a more unsettling consideration: political marginalization.

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Bridging the Humanitarian-Development Divide

How should the world respond to the global refugee crisis? Jim Kim and David Miliband discuss the urgent need for greater collaboration between the humanitarian and development sectors in this CGD podcast and event.

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Anti-Corruption Summit

Progress on Open Contracting

The UK government’s latest pledge on public contracting is a victory for transparency and accountability. Charles Kenny explains why the Open Contracting movement has cause for celebration.

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Tackling Global Corruption

Can the UK government’s anti-corruption summit this week help to stifle corruption and propel development across rich and poor countries? Owen Barder and Charles Kenny call for concrete action.

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