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
Meeting Sub-Saharan Africa’s Frontier Market Financing Needs: More Is Better from the IMF
March 09, 2017
An energizing development for IMF staff working on sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) over the past decade was the region's clear growth uptick and progress in reducing poverty relative to earlier periods. A number of African countries graduated to lower middle-income country (MIC) status and became "...
An Agenda for Harmful Cultural Practices and Girls' Empowerment
December 12, 2016
Harmful cultural practices and norms—even the seemingly non-violent ones that consign girls to bear the brunt of household labor—have consequences for nutrition, health, educational achievement, sexual abuse, and child marriage. Accordingly, it is critical to develop a research agenda that places gi...
Shine a Light on the Gaps
January 19, 2016
If Africa’s smallholder farmers are going to lift themselves out of poverty, they need access to formal financial services instead of the unstable, inflexible, informal arrangements that they currently rely on and that keep them poor. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Janeen Madan review the ways in whi...
Zimbabwe: From Hemorrhage to Stability, a Personal Journey
March 03, 2015
On a chilly Monday morning on February 16th, 2009, I walked into the New Government Complex in Harare’s Central Avenue. As I strode for the very first time down a poorly lit corridor, eyes strained and necks stretched behind wide open doors to catch a glimpse of the newcomer with a reputation ...
SABOT LECTURE SERIES
An African Growth Miracle - Ninth Annual Sabot Lecture
May 07, 2014
Dani Rodrik delivers the ninth annual Sabot Lecture, May 2014.
Where Are the BITs? How U.S. Bilateral Investment Treaties with Africa Can Promote Development
August 04, 2010
This paper focuses on the role that bilateral investment treaties (BITs) can play in promoting development in sub-Saharan Africa.
How the Economic Crisis Is Hurting Africa--And What to Do About It
May 08, 2009
Senior fellow Todd Moss investigates how the aftershocks of the global economic downturn are affecting Africa. African countries that take the right steps to mitigate the pain will be poised to benefit from the eventual recovery; those that don't will be left behind.