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This is a joint post with Jenny Ottenhoff. 

Like many, we at CGD are using the start of 2014 to remember highlights of the past year and compile a wish list for the year to come. Here’s our best guess of what’s going to be hot and not in global development (and beyond) in 2014. Got a better dyad? Share it in the comments section below.   

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John Kerry

Dennis Rodman

Global Citizens

NIMBYs

DIBs

YOLO

Learning

Schooling

2055 L Street NW

1800 Massachusetts Ave NW

Immigration reform

Immigration reform

Oil2Cash    

All 4 One

Doing your job

Not doing your job

Power Africa

Power Rangers

Accidental diplomacy

Red lines

$4.00-$10.00 a day

Focusing only on $1.25 a day

Compromise

Nuclear Option

More Health for the Money       

Leaving Money on the Table

Preparing for a world that moves

Forcing people to stay put

Finance

Investment

Photo bombs

Selfies

Biking to work

Driving to work

Tropical forests

Food deserts

Justin Sandefur

Justin Timberlake

Transparency   

Transparencies

Data Revolution

Data Mining

Royal Economic Society Prize

Royal Baby

CGD’s new website

Obamacare website

Bourbon Coffee

Office coffee

What does the crowd say?

What does the fox say?

Listening to aid recipients

Spying on aid donors

COD Aid (always hot!)

Paying for failure

 

 

 

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