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Refugees and the Education of Host Populations
February 08, 2024
The Responsibility of My Country in an Unjust Global System
February 02, 2024
Is My Fair Trade Coffee Really Fair? Trends and Challenges in Fair Trade Certification
December 19, 2012
This paper is an introduction to fair-trade markets, trends, and challenges, and the issues brought on by attempts to get products to the mainstream.
MCC MONITOR ANALYSIS
Which Countries Will the MCC Board Likely Select as Eligible in FY2013?
December 17, 2012
This MCA Monitor predicts which countries the MCC board of directors will decide which of these countries will be eligible for assistance when they meet on December 19, 2012.
Europe Beyond Aid: Assessing Europe’s Commitment to Development - Working Paper 313
December 04, 2012
This paper provides the background to a series of more detailed studies of the policies of European countries as they relate to CGD's Commitment to Development Index.
Which Countries Pass the FY2013 Selection Hard Hurdles? A Preview of Round 10 of the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Country Selection
December 04, 2012
This paper previews which countries the Millennium Challenge Corporation will select as eligible for FY2013 compact and threshold funding.
Hoping to Win, Expected to Lose: Theory and Lessons on Microenterprise Development - Working Paper 312
November 29, 2012
How do entrepreneurs learn whether they have what it takes to manage larger businesses? It's likely through experimentation. In this paper, Dean Karlan, Ryan Knight, and Christopher Udry develop a model to help understand the impediments to experimentation and the benefits to giving it a try.
The Impact of Taxes and Social Spending on Inequality and Poverty in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru: A Synthesis of Results - Working Paper 311
November 21, 2012
Latin America is known for high levels of inequality, which governments can lessen somewhat through smart policy. In this paper, Nora Lustig and others analyze how and whether taxes, subsidies, and social spending reduce inequality across countries in the region and identify which policies are most...
Agricultural Decisions after Relaxing Credit and Risk Constraints - Working Paper 310
November 16, 2012
This paper details that results of an experiment in northern Ghana in which small-scale farmers were randomly given different kinds of potentially risk-reducing assistance.