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Nancy Birdsall takes hammer and tongs to a Washington Post op-ed titled “There’s No Such Thing as a Global Citizen.”
Early investors are likely to be socially motivated, but more profit-driven investors will come to see the appeal of financing innovative development.
A US offer to match Global Fund contributions may leave $1 billion on the table. Scott Morris says give it to IDA, the World Bank's "fund for the poorest."
AfDB president Donald Kaberuka urges direct payment of some natural resource revenue to citizens. A CGD working paper by Shantayanan Devarajan explains how.
The World Trade Organization’s first ever global agreement reached in Bali last week was welcome, if modest. Kim Elliott unpacks it and looks ahead.
Collective action in finance, trade, and infrastructure helps the region more than national efforts alone. Guillermo Perry sees a role for regional development banks.
AIDS Day sparks fresh analysis by CGD experts Mead Over, Amanda Glassman, Victoria Fan, and others. Jenny Ottenhoff pulls it all together.
How well does US development assistance match the concerns of the people it is meant to help? Not so much, according to new research by Ben Leo.
Jonah Busch celebrates a Warsaw agreement on rules governing payments for protection of tropical forests—a win for climate and development.