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Does SDR Recycling Impair Reserve Management?
November 14, 2023
Improving School Management of Violence in Peru
November 22, 2023
Due Diligence: An Impertinent Inquiry into Microfinance
December 13, 2011
Readers of David Roodman's Microfinance Open Book Blog will immediately recognize his thorough, straightforward, and trenchant analysis of whether microfinance is the boon many think it is.
Achieving an AIDS Transition: Preventing Infections to Sustain Treatment
July 22, 2011
Five million people in poor countries are receiving AIDS treatment, but international AIDS policy is still in crisis. This book shows how to reach an “AIDS transition,” which would keep AIDS deaths down by sustaining treatment while pushing new infections even lower, so that the total number of peop...
Reality Check: The Distributional Impact of Privatization in Developing Countries
October 17, 2005
Most studies of privatization look at what happens to companies. Reality Check, a new volume of case studies from Latin America, Asia, and the former Soviet Union, examines the impact on people. Surprise: privatization has often been a reasonably good thing, even for the poor.
Give Us Your Best and Brightest: The Global Hunt for Talent and Its Impact on the Developing World
October 11, 2005
A CGD best-seller, Give Us Your Best and Brightest has been praised in Foreign Affairs as "a judicious combination of facts, theory, and informed conjecture on a growing but complex phenomenon about which too little is known." Best and Brightest addresses the migration of well-educated workers from ...
The United States as a Debtor Nation
September 19, 2005
How is America's debt of 22% of GDP and its $670 billion trade deficit sustainable? What are the challenges to the rest of the world as the US’ fiscal accounts and exchange rates adjust to correct this imbalance? In this important new book, CGD/IIE Senior Fellow William R. Cline argues that without ...
Washington Contentious: Economic Policies for Social Equity in Latin America
July 20, 2005
At the end of the 1990s the future of Latin America seemed grim in the face of four devastating problems—slow and unsteady economic growth, persistent poverty, social injustice, and personal insecurity. For 10 years Latin America had pursued—with considerable vigor—the 10 economic policies that make...
Delivering on Debt Relief: From IMF Gold to a New Aid Architecture
July 20, 2005
This study brings readers up to date on the complicated and controversial subject of debt relief for the poorest countries of the world.