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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
Violence in Schools: Prevalence, Impact, and Interventions
January 24, 2024
Violence against children in and around schools is preventable and the education sector has the opportunity to play a critical role in driving the change through schools and school systems. This review provides an overview of the available data and prevalence of violence against children in and arou...
Commitment to Development Index 2023
September 13, 2023
The Commitment to Development Index (CDI) ranks 40 of the world’s most powerful countries on policies that affect global development. In an increasingly interconnected world, decisions made by the richest countries have impacts far beyond their borders, and often disproportionately affect the world’...
Overcoming Barriers to Improve Antimicrobial Access, Innovation, and Stewardship in India
July 31, 2023
India is racing against the clock in its fight against antimicrobial resistance. A combination of complex regulatory and procurement systems, a lack of health insurance penetration, and little groundwork on state and national action plans has stymied progress. A multifold approach is needed to impro...
The ABCs of the IFIs: Understanding the World Bank Group Evolution
July 17, 2023
In the fall of 2022, World Bank shareholders (member governments, including the United States) called for a suite of reforms aimed at better enabling the institution to respond to today’s global development challenges, such as pandemics, climate change, and natural disasters. The World Bank is one o...
How the Pandemic Fund Can Strategically Invest in Pandemic Preparedness
June 20, 2023
The Pandemic Fund should strategically invest in pandemic preparedness, including for its first call for proposals for surveillance, laboratories, and human resources. This strategic approach should consider both ex ante and ex post considerations of investments for pandemic preparedness.
Leveraging Brazilian Leadership and Procurement Arrangements in the Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance
June 08, 2023
Facing the high—and rising—burden of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), Brazil has an opportunity to improve access, stewardship, and innovation for critical antimicrobials at the national, regional, and/or global level(s) by modifying procurement arrangements. Brazil is positioned for significant dome...
The Case for More Pull Financing
June 08, 2023
To meet many of today’s most pressing challenges, we need to find new solutions. But the fastest, cheapest, and most effective way to encourage high-impact innovation isn’t always obvious. Governments, philanthropists, and the private sector typically invest in research and development (R&D) by bett...