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Upcoming

November 13, 2019
India’s remarkable digital transformation has encompassed a wide variety of programs and services and is ushering in a new era of digital governance. Reforms include a wide range of subsidies...
November 21, 2019
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.
November 28, 2019
SDG4a mandates that every child should be able to learn in a safe and non-violent environment, yet for far too many children around the world school is not a safe place.
December 4, 2019
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...
December 10, 2019
Every year, the Birdsall House Conference on Women brings together leading academics and policymakers to discuss cutting-edge research focused on improving outcomes for women in low- and middle-...

Past

June 13, 2018
Five members of the Zimbabwe Working Group traveled to Harare May 20-25 to meet with the government, opposition leaders, and a wide range of business...
May 30, 2018
For over a decade, Boko Haram has waged a campaign of terror across northeastern Nigeria. In 2014, the kidnapping of 276 girls in Chibok shocked the...
September 7, 2017
In The Shadow List, State Department crisis expert Judd Ryker is chasing an American banker who’s disappeared after falling for a Nigerian scam...
May 16, 2017
With cuts to foreign aid on the horizon, the United States, now more than ever, needs to sharpen its tools to operate in a constrained budget...
October 6, 2016
Please join us for a unique event, where we will hear from the heads of five development finance institutions (DFIs) about how to unlock private...
June 9, 2016
Please join us for a special event marking the release of Choosing the Hero: My Improbable Journey and the Rise of Africaʼs First Woman President by...
April 12, 2016
How much energy do the world’s poor need? The current commonly-used definition is a mere 100 kilowatts hours per person per year—or enough to power a...
January 12, 2016
The slave trade, colonial rule and apartheid were once all legal. Hard power then won lawful authority: might literally made legal rights. The global...

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