US Approaches to Country Ownership

While the US government has repeatedly committed to incorporating greater country ownership into the design and delivery of aid programs, its current approaches leave room for improvement.

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Development and the New Politics

In her last podcast as CGD president, Nancy Birdsall reflects on what’s changed in development over the past 15 years, and underlines key factors she hopes development folks will consider in the coming years.

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If the USG Won't Lead on Climate Action, Who Will?

With an incoming US administration on the fence about climate change, who will reduce emissions and protect tropical forests? Frances Seymour looks to regional governments and the private sector.

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Solving the Energy Crisis with Cash on Delivery Aid

To reduce energy poverty effectively, aid agencies should offer funds to countries in proportion to their success at expanding energy access, says Bill Savedoff.

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Ending the AIDS Epidemic

Thanks to PEPFAR, more than half of all HIV-infected Africans receive treatment. But without greater prevention efforts, the global AIDS burden could double every 25 years.

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Harnessing Marketing Power for Global Good

The private sector has a key role to play in ensuring global economic prosperity and combatting misinformation. LEGO's break with The Daily Mail is just one example.

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Foreign Assistance and the Trump Administration

Foreign assistance advances US interests around the world and at home. Scott Morris and Beth Schwanke review the fundamentals.

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Become a Champion of Global Development: Join the CGD Society Today

Invest in the global change you want to see: join CGD in finding real-world policy solutions to help the world's poorest.

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PM Modi Reins In "Black Money"

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken aim at illicit finance by removing high-denomination bills from circulation. This bold move may have jarring side effects for India's poorest people.

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Helping Refugees? Sounds Like a Job for Development

Traditional humanitarian approaches struggle to address refugee crises. Theo Talbot and Cindy Huang spotlight the need for greater cooperation between humanitarian and development actors.

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