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The Future of Forests – Podcast with Jonah Busch

Unless the world acts to reduce deforestation, an area the size of India will be cleared by 2050. That is the stark finding of a new CGD paper by Jonah Busch and Jens Engleman. The amount of carbon dioxide emitted by that level of destruction is equivalent to “running 44,000 American coal-fired power plants for a year,” says Busch in this CGD Podcast. 

Climate Change Hits the Poor Hardest

Climate change hits the poor hardest. Poor people living in tropical countries are more exposed to storms and extreme weather, their housing and infrastructure is weaker, and they have less savings or insurance to fall back on when disaster strikes.

Doing Good is No Place for Emotion: Podcast with Will Macaskill

When the next natural disaster strikes, Will MacAskill does not want you to donate to the relief effort. And if a relative dies from a disease, he doesn’t think you should try and raise money for that cause. Rather, he wants you to focus on the "ongoing disasters" that sicken, maim and kill thousands of people every day, mostly in the developing world.

Linking Women and Foreign Policy - Valerie Hudson

For a long time, foreign policy was largely "a world minus women," says Valerie Hudson, Professor and George H.W. Bush Chair at The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. That's beginning to change, as policymakers increasingly recognize gender as a critical factor in the success or failure of programs. What's missing, says Hudson, is hard data. That's where WomanStats comes in.

MCC Compact Funding by Sector

MCC has funded country-identified priorities across a range of sectors, and it is clear that the agency’s flexibility to do so has enabled it to fill some important gaps.

US Exports to Select Countries, 1993–2013

US exports to developing
countries have grown by more than 400 percent over the
last 20 years. Today, they total more than $600 billion
annually and are greater than US exports to China,
Europe, and Japan combined.

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