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Global goods

More Money for Global Public Goods

Only one-tenth of ODA is for GPGs, but it’s not too late to invest more in activities with broadly shared benefits. Nancy Birdsall and Anna Diofasi identify first steps.

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Diseased lungs

4.3 Million Tobacco Deaths a Year

Bill Savedoff turns his attention to the worldwide tobacco epidemic. It’s huge, it’s deadly, and it’s growing. And it warrants more action from the World Bank and IMF.

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Penn State

From MDGs to SDGs

Can the Sustainable Development Goals keep up the momentum of the Millennium Development Goals? Charles Kenny has his doubts.

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Lima Challenge

How to Save Forests Cheaply

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.

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The Price of Knowledge

Paying for journal articles is expensive, perhaps prohibitively so for researchers in developing countries. Sebastian Bauhoff explains why this needs to change.

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“Bold Reforms” in Global Development Council Report

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.

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Who Are the World's Poor?

Andy Sumner examines what it would mean to attempt to end extreme poverty. The first step: identifying those it afflicts.

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Deforestation-free and the River of Doubt

Why Teddy Roosevelt's 1913 expedition in the Amazon should provide inspiration for today's commitments to deforestation-free supply chains.

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The UK Election and Development

Rajesh Mirchandani explores what the Conservative-only government might mean for development policy.

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WTO Food Security Fix

WTO negotiations have failed repeatedly to resolve disagreements over agricultural subsidies. Kim Elliott proposes a fix to end the latest impasse.

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