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

A new CGD book argues that the creation of an explicit health benefits plan is an essential element in creating a sustainable system of universal health coverage, and shows countries how to do it. 

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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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Tracking the SDGs

Good data is essential to measuring progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. With the UN General Assembly currently underway, let’s take a moment to review the status of the SDG indicators.

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What is the Real Cost of Accepting Refugees?

Michael Clemens rounds up the research on past refugee waves and finds that, with the right labor market policies, refugees can be a boon to a host country’s economy.

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USAID on Disaster Reconstruction

As the Caribbean picks up the pieces after Hurricane Irma, Jeremy Konyndyk calls on Congress to provide USAID the leeway it needs to maximize recovery efforts.

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