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REDD+ Made Us Visible

CGD's Frances Seymour and Mina Setra, an indigenous peoples’ leader in Indonesia, tell how forest protection efforts have given voice to forest dwellers.

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US-Africa Summit

CGD looks back on the first-ever US-Africa Leaders Summit — and asks what’s next.

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Stuck in the '90s

Much has changed since the 1990s; shouldn’t classifications of developing countries change too? New working paper by Andy Sumner explains.

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Text-Ed

Mobile-phone education programs are on the rise worldwide. Jenny Aker and co-authors put one to the test in a CGD working paper. 

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Why African Stats Are Often Wrong

Amanda Glassman and Justin Sandefur show it’s no accident African development statistics often overstate progress. It’s the (political) economy, stupid. 

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Tax Fossil Fuel Now

Christine Lagarde says governments shouldn’t wait for a climate agreement to get energy prices right. New IMF research shows taxing fossil fuels offers benefits now.

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Empowering Girls

Government and NGO leaders applaud UK and US efforts to end female genital mutilation and child and forced marriage in a generation at the DC Girl Summit.

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US-Africa Summit

On the eve of the first-ever US-Africa Leaders Summit, Todd Moss shares hopes and fears; Kimberly Elliott focuses on trade and investment.

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World Bank

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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