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Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
November 27, 2023
EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
November 24, 2023
Growing Pains in Latin America: An Economic Growth Framework as Applied to Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Peru
September 17, 2009
Growing Pains in Latin America lays out and applies a new approach to delivering sustainable, inclusive economic growth to the region.
Performance Incentives for Global Health: Potential and Pitfalls
May 28, 2009
Donor spending on global health has surged, yet for many poor people in developing countries even basic prevention and treatment remain elusive. CGD’s newest book, Performance Incentives for Global Health: Potential and Pitfalls, shows how modest payments in cash or kind can get more health from hea...
Beyond Lending: How Multilateral Banks Can Help Developing Countries Manage Volatility
May 13, 2009
In this timely new book, CGD non-resident fellow Guillermo Perry proposes an innovative risk-management toolkit for multilateral banks to help developing countries become more stable, prosperous, and resilient to external shocks. The book is an important reminder of why the multilaterals must move b...
Africa's Private Sector: What's Wrong with the Business Environment and What to Do About It
March 20, 2009
What's keeping private business from flourishing in Africa? On the basis of unique enterprise surveys, Vijaya Ramachandran and her co-authors identify poor roads and unreliable power as major physical challenges; ethnic segmentation and the economic predominance ethnic minorities further constrain t...
Delivering on Doha: Farm Trade and the Poor
December 05, 2006
Agricultural market liberalization is the linchpin for a successful conclusion to the Doha Round of World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations because these are the most protected markets remaining in most rich countries. But the implications for developing countries, especially the poorest, are mo...
Let Their People Come: Breaking the Gridlock on Global Labor Mobility
September 12, 2006
This controversial book argues that irresistible demographic forces for greater international labor mobility are being checked by immovable anti-immigration ideas of rich-country citizens. Pritchett proposes breaking the gridlock through policies that support development while also being political...
Rescuing the World Bank
September 05, 2006
Critics allege that the World Bank is deeply flawed. Yet the world needs a strong World Bank to help manage development and the related global challenges of the 21st century. Do the Bank's shortcomings put its future at risk? If so, can the Bank be rescued? Rescuing the World Bank, a new book that i...