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Upcoming

December 13, 2018
Innovations to improve the distribution of health products are emerging in several key markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, promising (among other things) to decrease the prices and price variability of...
February 26, 2019
Now in its 4th year, the AIDF Africa Summit returns to Nairobi, Kenya on 26-27 February 2019, once again uniting 300+ humanitarian and development leaders, decision makers and advisors committed to...

Past

December 10, 2015
Can short–term unconditional cash transfers (UCT) create longer-term impacts? In a new paper, Berk Özler and co-authors study a group of...
November 9, 2015
What is the best way to help the world’s poorest and most vulnerable? The current humanitarian aid system - based around the delivery of...
September 15, 2015
The humanitarian aid system is under severe strain. New approaches are needed to protect the lives and dignity of those affected and to ensure aid is...
July 2, 2015
As part of a broad effort to tackle subsidy reform, the Government of India introduced one of the largest direct benefit transfer programs in the...
March 20, 2015
With all the hype (and criticism) over foreign aid programs that pay for results, what do we really know about how they are being implemented and...
November 25, 2014
Human capital and its relation to poverty are central areas of study in development economics. The Mexican conditional cash transfer (CCT) program...
March 23, 2010
Donor countries have committed to major increases in development assistance but doubts remain over how effective this aid is. At this launch of...
September 18, 2008
Each day brings fresh evidence that Americans’ well-being is linked to the lives of others around the world as never before. Accelerating advances in...

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