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Ian Mitchell
Blog Post

CGD's Ian Mitchell on why looking beyond aid is important for development and how the CDI measures and weighs various development factors. 

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Publication

Hailed as one of the largest publicly funded health insurance programs in the world, India’s “Modicare” has, since its launch a little more than six months ago, made universal healthcare coverage an election theme for the first time in the country’s history. 

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Featured from CGD

How will technological change disrupt the nature of work in developing countries? Weigh in as part of the inaugural launch of CGD's new debate platform.

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Blog Post

To reform an education system: what a task! How does one even begin? Start by talking to those who’ve done the work. In his new book, Letters to a New Minister of Education, Fernando Reimers has assembled letters of advice from 17 education leaders representing 11 countries. Here are five lessons that I took away.

On the Blog

Blog Post

Every day I see a consistent flow of new research and analysis in global education. Sometimes it feels like a deluge! There are some policy areas where we already have a great deal of research, but in other cases, one or two studies from a couple of countries drive our knowledge, and new evidence can make a big difference to our understanding. Here are five recent findings that I came across this week that struck me.