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Charles Kenny kicks off a series of blog posts scrutinizing the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. We propose small tweaks with big impact.
NAFTA has failed to foster the US-Mexico wage convergence it was intended for. Michael Clemens explains what closing the gap would require.
Anit Mukherjee says India’s new National Health Policy doesn’t go far enough and suggests ways it could be improved—from better financing schemes to priority setting.
The needs of developing countries have changed. Ben Leo and Todd Moss argue for a US Development Finance Corp. to bring US policy up to speed.
Regulations against money laundering and financing terrorism are impeding the flow of remittances, a source of revenue far greater than aid. Clay Lowery explains why
Scott Morris explains US-China discord over the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and how the two countries could end it, for their own good and for the region.
Willa Friedman finds corruption affects whether—and which—HIV/AIDS patients receive antiretroviral drugs in sub-Saharan Africa, leading to fewer saved lives.
Recent revisions to India’s tax policy will give states new incentive to maintain forests. Jonah Busch explains (and celebrates) the change.
Curious about catastrophe bonds? Theo Talbot and Owen Barder explain how they might help stem future global emergencies.
Hyperinflation. Food shortages. Political conflict. These are just a few of the issues Tendai Biti faced as finance minister. He tells the story in a new essay.