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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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How President Trump Can Make Trade More Fair

To protect those who lose out from free trade agreements, President-elect Trump should work with Congress on labor market policies that help American workers adapt to globalization and emerging technologies, Kim Elliott says.

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President Trump and International Development

President-elect Trump will come into office at a time when Americans are more dependent than ever on global cooperation. Today, it is worth revisiting both why effective US leadership on development matters and how it can be improved.

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A Push for Global Health

The first hundred days of the new administration should kick start an ambitious agenda in global healthWe recommend seven priority actions ... Read Full Story

Joyce Banda and Kakeny Ntaiya on the CGD Podcast

How to Tackle FGM and Early Marriage

On this week's CGD Podcast, former President of Malawi Joyce Banda and FGM survivor Kakenya Ntaiya explain why working with existing power structures is the most effective way to protect girls.

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Who's the Best Trade Partner for Developing Countries?

As the UK weighs leaving the EU customs union, it's time to consider how its new trade policies might drive development. The CDI sheds some light on what other countries are doing well.

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Big Ideas for the Next President

Effective development policy is a staple of American global leadership. With three big ideas and three smart reforms, the next US administration can have outsized impact on urgent global problems.

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Wanted: More Women Peacekeepers

As of July 2015, a scant 4 percent of United Nations peacekeepers were women. With just a little money and direct incentives, the United States could increase the number of female peacekeepers fourfold. 

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Disaster Relief for Haiti: Do's and Don'ts

Last week, Hurricane Matthew killed hundreds of Haitians and ravaged infrastructure. Matt Juden and Vij Ramachandran outline how policymakers and individuals should and shouldn't help.

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