Why Forests? Why Now?

Why Forests? Why Now?

VIDEO: Preventing climate change is critical to promoting global development—and saving tropical forests is essential to doing both.

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International Women’s Day Is Still About Labor

In anticipation of International Women’s Day, Charles Kenny and Tanvi Jaluka outline what countries and the private sector can do to advance women’s wages, working conditions, and voices in society. 

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The Damage Already Done to Foreign Assistance

By fostering a narrative that foreign assistance is inefficient, the Trump administration is dismantling a political agreement that has held for decades, says Scott Morris. We need congressional champions of effective foreign aid. 

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Going Digital in India

The Indian government removed high-currency notes from circulation, prompting increased take-up of digital financial services. Mike Pisa and Anit Mukherjee discuss the benefits of going digital and challenges for a sustainable and inclusive transition.

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Trump's First 100 Days

What does the evidence tell us about the development impact of President Trump's early policy decisions? Stay informed with our research on migration, climate change, US development agencies, and more.

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The Private Sector and Climate Action

What role can a corporate giant play in slowing climate change and advancing development? Frances Seymour chats with Unilever CEO Paul Polman about cultivating supply chains that reduce deforestation and protect indigenous cultures.

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Three Choices for Jobs Few Americans Want

To avoid sky-high costs to US consumers and create better jobs for Americans, Charles Kenny says, US policymakers have three viable choices for filling low-paying farm and manufacturing jobs: keep foreign labor, continue importing, or use robots.

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Beyond Brexit

After Brexit, what opportunities does the UK have to improve global development? Find out through our Beyond Brexit series.

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Good Sign for Trump's Development Policy?

President Trump's recent executive order on the National Security Council named the USAID administrator as a regular member of the Deputies Committee. What does that say about USAID's role in the new administration?

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Using Trade to Support Women Workers

US trade agreements have included non-discrimination clauses since 2007, but women workers are still largely excluded from the benefits. Here are three ways to combat gender disparities in global trade.

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