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Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
November 27, 2023
EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
November 24, 2023
COVID-19 in Pakistan: A Phone Survey to Assess Education, Economic, and Health-Related Outcomes
October 15, 2020
Using a phone survey of 1,211 households in Pakistan, we examine the effects of COVID-19 on three key domains: education, economic, and health-related.
Beyond Brexit: Four Steps to Make Britain a Global Leader on Trade for Development
January 12, 2017
This paper looks at how the UK can, after Brexit, develop a world-leading trade for development policy. It uses a systematic assessment of how rich country trade policies affect developing countries to identify the leading approaches used elsewhere. It then identifies and describes four key steps: i...
Creating a Better Candidate Pool for the Millennium Challenge Corporation
April 27, 2016
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) was established to provide large-scale grant funding to poor, well-governed countries to support their efforts to reduce poverty and generate economic growth. However, the statutory definition of which countries are “poor” for the purposes...
The Indonesia-Norway REDD+ Agreement: A Glass Half-Full
February 26, 2015
In 2010, Norway and Indonesia signed a US$1 billion performance agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emission from deforestation. The experience holds lessons for international cooperation in addressing climate change and other global challenges.
The World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank: Fit for 21st Century Purpose?
April 22, 2014
In this paper I discuss the ownership and financial structure and related governance arrangements, including leadership selection, of the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.
The United States: From Multilateral Champion to Handicapped Donor…and Back Again?
August 12, 2013
In this paper we argue that the United States cannot afford not to revisit and reemphasize cooperation with other countries, or multilateralism, in its approach to development. That is true for aid itself because the United States is politically and bureaucratically handicapped compared to other don...