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Michael Clemens proposes an important fix to help end the rancor over replication studies in economics. First step: agree on a definition.
Do mobile-phone surveys work in poor countries? Critics say they only reach the rich, but Ben Leo's new paper provides evidence to the contrary.
The IMF announces plans to encourage more countries to publish their economic and financial data in a timely manner. News and event recap.
CGD experts take a closer look at the proposed SDGs and make suggestions for more ambition and precision.
Kim Elliott explores how antibiotic use in livestock creates the perfect environment for drug-resistant bacteria and what risks this practice bears for the poor.
Research by CGD and partners is polling Tanzanians about how their country should spend its natural gas revenues. See how your answers compare.
As the World Bank's 75th birthday approaches (2019), Scott Morris and Madeleine Gleave show how it might adapt to changing times and development needs.
Ben Leo says the United States is losing influence in the developing world and suggests modernized development finance as a fix. Testimony | Podcast | Policy Paper
Alan Gelb reports back from Lombok, Indonesia, on the country's use of innovative local clinics to increase rates of birth registration.
Charles Kenny kicks off a series of blog posts scrutinizing the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. We propose small tweaks with big impact.