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Panelists: John Hoddinott - Senior Research Fellow, Food Consumption and Nutrition, International Food Policy Research Institute Download John Hoddinott's presentation Ann Tutwiler - Chief Executive, International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council Patrick Webb - Dean for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy; Director of the Food Policy and Applied Nutrition Program, Tufts University Download Patrick Webb's presentation
Andrew Natsios, the Administrator of USAID, has proposed that a share of the US budget devoted to food aid be allocated as cash, in order to procure supplies more quickly from local markets. Many supporters of US food aid, and of development programs generally, find the proposal troubling because it threatens the Congressional coalition that has funded these programs for the past 50 years. Mr. Natsios presented his perspective in the keynote address at this CGD forum. Following his presentation, four panelists made brief comments and a discussion with the audience followed.
In 2016, the Liberian government delegated management of 93 randomly-selected public schools to private providers. The program has become an important case study in the design and management of public-private partnerships in the developing world, and a lightning rod for controversy.
The World Health Organization has declared a need for smarter spending strategies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. But what does ‘spending smarter’ mean? Should we prioritize TB screening and treatment or improved coverage of basic surgical services? What happens when we care about multiple aims, like population health outcomes and patient out-of-pocket health expenditures? Rarely are the same interventions the ‘best buys’ across all dimensions of interest. In this talk, Kate Lofgren will explore how mathematical optimization can formally account for multiple objectives and inform public financing decisions. Spending smarter can mean different decisions depending on the objective(s).
The Ebola outbreak that the DRC has grappled with for well over a year has, once again, highlighted the critical need for the international community to refocus and prioritize investments in health security preparedness and response.
Governments and donors are increasingly focused on the use of evidence in evaluating human development programs and setting policy priorities. This master class will provide early career researchers with cutting-edge methodological tools for experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation of early childhood development interventions. The course is intended for current PhD students and recent graduates whose doctoral work is focused on early childhood development, education, development economics, or public policy.
There are 26 million refugees worldwide, of whom half are children, and little rigorous evidence exists on what works to aid integration. Turkey is host to 1 million Syrian child refugees. Many face bullying, violence, and social exclusion in schools.