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Domestic violence — overwhelmingly against women — is by far the most common form of violence in the world. About 350 million women across the planet have suffered severe physical violence from their intimate partner.
Back in the 1960s and 70s, the standard model of how to make poor countries rich was to insert capital, whether for investments in infrastructure or for human capital investments like education and health.
Secretary Kerry, the world is on fire, the threats are real, and you can’t work any harder. Even while firefighting, you're giving your first big development policy speech tomorrow, at USAID's Frontiers in Development Forum.
Should countries be more like shopping malls and compete for investors on the global capital market? Shopping malls have strong incentives to price services efficiently and to deliver them as promised.
Did you know that Iran had tax revenues greater than its GDP for three years in the late 1980s? Or at least that’s the impression you’d get if you — like many researchers — were to combine tax data from the IMF’s Government Financial Statistics and the GDP series from the IMF’s International Financial Statistics.
Denizens of Climate World are gearing up for the “Climate Summit” being hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon in New York on September 23rd. The Summit is designed to elicit “bold commitments to action” from leaders of government, business, finance and civil society in eight areas deemed critical for avoiding catastrophic climate change.