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Art forms like film and novels, when done thoughtfully, can even complement the academic research (such as, The Consequences of Child Soldiering, a paper on child soldiers being presented at CGD today) by bringing development issues to a wider audience. To my mind, the best book on the World Bank is no academic paper, but rather Michael Holman’s Last Orders at Harrods.
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On top of 63 million missing women, a new report from the Indian government reveals an even more pervasive pattern of sexism in recent demographic data—hinting at persistent patriarchal preferences impervious to India's economic boom.
The Canadian government has made some impressive steps towards prioritizing gender and women’s rights in international relations. I’m hoping that’s a sign of momentum towards even bigger steps in the New Year—using the full range of tools from trade and migration policy through investment and aid.