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Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
November 27, 2023
EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
November 24, 2023
Global Stakes: Potential Agricultural Productivity Losses from Full Exploitation of Canada’s Oil Sands
October 11, 2011
David Wheeler estimates the destructive potential of releasing the carbon now sequestered in Alberta's oil sands.
Identifying a Fair Deal on Climate Change
October 04, 2011
Nancy Birdsall and Arvind Subramanian identify a fair deal on climate change for developed and developing countries by focusing not on equitable emissions quotas but on fair access to energy services.
MDG Progress Index 2011: The Good (Country Progress), the Bad (Slippage), and the Ugly (Fickle Data)
September 09, 2011
Ben Leo and Ross Thuotte check on the progress countries are making toward the Millennium Development Goals.
Measuring Impact: Lessons from the MCC for the Broader Impact Evaluation Community
August 04, 2011
Independent impact evaluation is crucial to determine whether development interventions are effective; however, surprisingly few of these studies were conducted until recently.
U.S. Trade Policy: Don't Leave Poor Countries Behind
May 13, 2011
After a longer-than expected settling in period, the Obama administration is finally moving on trade policy. What is unclear - and the early signs are troubling - is whether U.S. policy will also encompass the president's promise to use trade as a tool of development.
USAID MONITOR ANALYSIS
Five Steps to Make Our Aid More Effective and Save More Than $2 Billion
May 04, 2011
This brief details how the new Congress could save more than $500 million annually by eliminating unnecessary regulations currently in place that are incredibly wasteful, anticompetitive, and make it harder to carry out effective development programs abroad.
USAID MONITOR ANALYSIS
The FY2011 Budget Agreement for Foreign Operations Sets the Stage for Future Funding
April 22, 2011
This USAID Monitor Analysis focuses on the effects of the FY2011 budget agreement on the foreign assistance accounts portion of the function 150 budget. While the cuts are not as deep as many expected, they are still significant and will prove challenging for the State Department and USAID.