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Financing for Development July 2015

CGD experts show how the Financing for Development Conference, taking place now in Addis Ababa, can best support the post-2015 development agenda. This week: Owen Barder reports from the field.

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Evaluating Women's Empowerment

Evaluating Women’s Empowerment

Practitioners, funders, and researchers discuss the challenges and opportunities in measuring and evaluating women’s economic empowerment programs.

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What New Leadership Could Mean for USAID
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What New Leadership Could Mean for USAID

Casey Dunning tells us what she learned from a recent appearance by President Obama’s nominee for USAID administrator, Gayle Smith, before a Senate Committee.

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Rising to the Education Challenge

It's time to pivot from schooling goals to learning goals. Leading researchers issue a call to arms.

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Spraying
US News Daily

More Harm Than Good?

Aerial spraying has been central to Colombia’s antinarcotic efforts, but a new study links it to significant increases in miscarriages and respiratory problems.

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Refugee camp

Reinventing Humanitarian Aid

Where disaster strikes is not predictable, but the cost of responding is. Lord Malloch-Brown explores how disaster response can be more timely, efficient, and effective.

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Asian infrastructure
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The Real Deal with the AIIB

Scott Morris explains the motivation behind creating the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the real message it should send to the United States.

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Oil to Cash

Avoiding the Resource Curse

Oil to Cash explores how to overcome corruption and build accountability by distributing natural-resource wealth—and taxing some of it back.

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Tobacco tax

The Best Health Policy in the World

The single most cost-effective way to save lives in developing countries is in the hands of developing countries themselves: raising tobacco taxes. Bill Savedoff explains.

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Paris Is for Climate Lovers

Paris? We Say Bonn

Jonah Busch has advice for Paris 2015 climate teams meeting now in Bonn: don’t sacrifice effectiveness, efficiency, and equity for short-term political acceptability.

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