Ideas to action: independent research for global prosperity
Does SDR Recycling Impair Reserve Management?
November 14, 2023
Improving School Management of Violence in Peru
November 22, 2023
Assessing the Investment Climate and Improving Market Access in Financial Services in India
September 30, 2013
Can Results-Based Payments Reduce Corruption? - Working Paper 345
September 25, 2013
A common objection to results-based programs is that they are somehow more vulnerable to corruption. This paper explains why results-based approaches to foreign aid may be less vulnerable to corruption than traditional approaches which track inputs and activities. The paper highlights corruption cos...
Promoting Millennium Development Ideals: The Risks of Defining Development Down - Working Paper 338
August 14, 2013
The approach of 2015, the target date of the Millennium Development Goals, sets the stage for a global reengagement on the question of “what is development?” We argue that the post-2015 development framework for development should include Millennium Development Ideals which put into meas...
A UN Declaration on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
August 13, 2013
In 2000, the UN General Assembly endorsed the Millennium Declaration, a statement that provided the source and inspiration for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The effects of the declaration—and the MDGs—are difficult to measure, but it certainly framed important global discussio...
Moving Beyond Mines and Mobiles: How Can IFC Add Value in Fragile States?
August 07, 2013
The International Finance Corporation wants to increase its development impact in fragile states. Currently, the IFC’s fragile-state portfolio mirrors that of overall foreign direct investment stocks in such countries: focused in extractive industries and mobile telephony. That suggests potent...
The Global Partnership for Development: A Review of MDG 8 and Proposals for the Post-2015 Development Agenda
July 17, 2013
The eighth Millennium Development Goal (MDG 8) covered a “global partnership for development” in areas including aid, trade, debt relief, drugs, and information and communications technology (ICT). Since the goal was formulated, there has been progress as well as gaps in the areas ...