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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
Estimating the UK's Return on Investment from an Ambitious Program to Incentivize New Antibiotics
December 08, 2022
Drug-resistant infections kill an estimated 7,600 UK citizens every year. Without investment for new antimicrobials, deaths from drug-resistant infections could increase dramatically in the coming decade. We present the results of a modelling exercise to estimate the likely ROI from an expanded prog...
Reforming UK Research and Development ODA for Maximum Development Impact
June 30, 2020
Lee Robinson, Euan Ritchie, and Charles Kenny explore how the UK can heighten its R&D official development assistance spend.
Commitment to Development Index 2020
June 25, 2020
The Commitment to Development Index ranks 40 countries on their development policies. How did your country do this year?
Commitment to Development Index 2018
September 18, 2018
The Commitment to Development Index ranks 27 of the world’s richest countries on policies that affect more than five billion people living in poorer nations. How did your country do this year?
Can Regular Migration Channels Reduce Irregular Migration? Lessons for Europe from the United States
February 14, 2018
Lawful migration channels are often suggested as a tool to reduce unlawful migration, but often without much evidence that they work. There is evidence that lawful channels for migration between Mexico and the United States have suppressed unlawful migration, but only when combined with robust enfor...
Foreign Policy Is Migration Policy: Lessons from the Drivers of Central American Child Migration
September 12, 2017
Shared Harvest: Temporary Work Visas as US-Haiti Development Cooperation
January 23, 2017
We estimate the economic effects of short-term work by a small sample of farmers from Haiti in the United States, where no US workers are available. We then compare these to the effects of more traditional assistance. We find that these work opportunities benefit Haitian families much more directly,...