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A school feeding program in Nairobi
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Why Aren't We Feeding Hungry Schoolkids?

On World Food Day, Justin Sandefur addressed counterarguments to free and universal school feeding programs, and found that the benefits greatly outweigh the costs.

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Dear Finance Minister: Let's Talk Tobacco Taxes

Citing the World Bank's new report on tobacco taxes, Bill Savedoff proposes four questions for the Finance Minister to ask president Jim Kim at today's high-level tobacco tax discussion.

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What CGD Experts Are Watching at the Annual Meetings

As the World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings kick off, CGD experts trace the next frontiers of global development. President Masood Ahmed highlights CGD's work on major challenges facing the international development community.

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Health Coverage: What's In, What's Out?

Providing universal health coverage requires tough tradeoffs. A new CGD book examines how an explicit health benefits package can help donors and policymakers navigate technical and ethical questions.

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Focusing on Evidence at USAID

As Mark Green pushes to improve USAID's effectiveness, Sarah Rose and Amanda Glassman offer eight suggestions to advance the use and generation of evidence at the agency. 

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Amnesty International

The Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Half a million Rohingya refugees have been violently forced out of Myanmar.

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The Annual Meetings and CGD

Don’t miss CGD's discussions with Mark LowcockPhumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

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Refugees and Global Business

As the UN General Assembly gathered, CGD and the Tent Foundation launched a major new report on how businesses can engage refugees as workers, suppliers, entrepreneurs, and customers.

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Kaveh Sardardi

Five Questions for the Trump Administration

CGD recently welcomed the authors of four proposals to reform US foreign assistance for a timely debate. We round up five key questions for the Trump Administration.

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Mathias Eick, EU/ECHO

Responding to the Rohingya Crisis

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. On Friday, CGD will host a discussion on the drivers of the crisis, the humanitarian response, and options to stop the violence.

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