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The Case for Globalization and Robust Global Value Chains
February 08, 2024
A New Vintage of Populism in Latin America
February 23, 2024
Economic Dynamics and Forest Clearing: A Spatial Econometric Analysis for Indonesia - Working Paper 280
December 19, 2011
David Wheeler and co-authors use detailed monthly data from FORMA (Forest Monitoring for Action) to determine the factors that contribute to deforestation in Indonesia. Their results highlight the importance of incorporating economic dynamics into financial compensation arrangements for forest conse...
Data Set for Working Paper 279: “The High Return to Private Schooling in a Low-Income Country”
December 13, 2011
This set includes data and Stata files to replicate the results in CGD Working Paper 279, “The High Return to Private Schooling in a Low-Income Country”
The High Return to Private Schooling in a Low-Income Country - Working Paper 279
December 10, 2011
Using data from Kenya—a poor country with weak public institutions—the authors find a large effect of private schooling on test scores, equivalent to one full standard deviation.
Data Set for Working Paper 271: "Why Did Abolishing Fees Not Increase Public School Enrollment in Kenya?"
October 31, 2011
This set includes the household survey data, standardized test score data, and the Stata files to replicate the results in CGD Working Paper 271, "Why Did Abolishing Fees Not Increase Public School Enrollment in Kenya?"
Why Did Abolishing Fees Not Increase Public School Enrollment in Kenya? - Working Paper 271
October 31, 2011
Previous studies suggest that abolishing user fees would increase enrollment in public schools, but the results of this research show that the opposite is true in Kenya.
Commitment to Development Index
October 28, 2011
The Commitment to Development Index ranks 22 of the world’s richest countries on their dedication to policies that benefit the 5.5 billion people living in poorer nations. Moving beyond standard comparisons of foreign aid volumes, the CDI quantifies a range of rich-country policies that affect poor ...
POLICY MEMOS AND OPEN LETTERS
Averting the Looming Global Education Crisis (Open Letter to Nancy Birdsall)
April 18, 2011
Desmond Bermingham recaps the consensus from a CGD discussion about what to do about a hidden crisis in global education. He offers his top-12 tasks for delivery on global commitment to give all children a good education.