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Top Tweets of 2013

@CGDev rounds up the best CGD-related tweets of 2013.

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Join the 2014 CGD Society Today! Turn Ideas to Action.

Nancy Birdsall invites you to join our efforts to reduce poverty and inequality with a modest gift.

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The 2013 Commitment to Development Award

Paul Polman wins the 2013 CGD/FP Commitment to Development Award for his leadership in reducing tropical deforestation.

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Yes, Jakub, There Are Global Citizens

Nancy Birdsall takes hammer and tongs to a Washington Post op-ed titled “There’s No Such Thing as a Global Citizen.”

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Who Would Invest in Development Impact Bonds?

Early investors are likely to be socially motivated, but more profit-driven investors will come to see the appeal of financing innovative development.

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An Extra Billion for IDA?

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."

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Let’s Try Oil-to-Cash—AfDB President Kaberuka

AfDB president Donald Kaberuka urges direct payment of some natural resource revenue to citizens. A CGD working paper by Shantayanan Devarajan explains how.

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Is WTO Deal the End of the Doha Round—and Start of Something New?

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.

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Is WTO Deal the End of the Doha Round?

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.

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Latin America Unite

Collective action in finance, trade, and infrastructure helps the region more than national efforts alone. Guillermo Perry sees a role for regional development banks.

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