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Redefining Energy Access

The UN's definition of modern energy access sets the bar far too low for countries to meet their development goals. See how new standards can benefit the world’s energy poor. Report, video, and brief.

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A New Green Revolution

Ending hunger and poverty by 2030 will be difficult without more productive agriculture. Can GMOs be part of the solution? Kimberly Elliott and Janeen Madan’s research has some answers.

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Millions Saved

The interactive Millions Saved website features 18 global health success stories from around the world. Explore what works in global health.

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Trade Is Not "Us against Them"

Trade deals that lower import tariffs can be good for the United States and its trading partners, but restrictive rules of origin can negate the gains for the poorest countries. Kimberly Elliott explains.

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Better Regulation for Financial Inclusion

US Treasury Assistant Secretary Marisa Lago and CGD’s financial inclusion task force highlight how better regulation can improve financial inclusion and ensure stability. Blog post, report, videos, and podcast.

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Investing in Cuba

Getting private investors to Cuba may be a bigger challenge than getting Barack Obama there. Vijaya Ramachandran and Matt Juden explain why lifting the US trade embargo on Cuba would be laudable, but might not be enough to overcome fear among investors.

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International Women's Day

On International Women’s Day, Charles Kenny and Megan O’Donnell evaluate the World Bank’s commitment to gender equality, calling for more gender-specific projects with clearer goals. Read their analysis.

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Debunking New Migration Claims

Michael Clemens and Lant Pritchett counter arguments that barriers to migration are good for the world economy — migration is nowhere near the level for that to be possible. What the world needs now is more mobility, not less.

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Zika Response

Amanda Glassman urges the United States to ditch emergency budget requests and invest permanently in public health preparedness and outbreak response to deal with crises like Zika and Ebola.

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Run, Lagarde, Run

Although Christine Lagarde's track record all but guarantees her a second term as IMF president, her success could also open the way to a merit-based recruitment system.

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