CGD in the News

FT Health: World Bank Says ‘Go Big, Go Fast’ To Stub Out Tobacco (Financial Times)


From the article:

For most experts in public health, there is little doubt that higher excise taxes on tobacco would be a win-win, raising costs as a disincentive to smokers while generating additional income from those who continue to smoke.

US Demands World Bank Overhaul of Lending to China (Financial Times)


From the article:

But the US objections to World Bank lending policies suggest Mr Kim’s vision for the bank, which has been premised heavily on engaging China, faces more serious headwinds.