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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
Is My Fair Trade Coffee Really Fair? Trends and Challenges in Fair Trade Certification
December 19, 2012
This paper is an introduction to fair-trade markets, trends, and challenges, and the issues brought on by attempts to get products to the mainstream.
Behavioral Design: A New Approach to Development Policy
November 13, 2012
In this paper, Saugato Datta and non-resident fellow Sendhil Mullainathan explore the implications of behavioral economics in policy areas as diverse as health, education, agricultural policy, and the design of cash-transfer programs.
Mobilizing the Private Sector: Quantity-Performance Instruments for Public Climate Funds
October 31, 2012
The aim of this brief is to review the potential of Quantity-Performance (QP) instruments as a way to channel public funds to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in a cost-effective way.
Governance of New Global Partnerships: Challenges, Weaknesses, and Lessons
October 26, 2012
Keith A. Bezanson and Paul Isenman focus on the challenges inherent in the governance of new global partnerships and show how to avoid or redress their shortcomings.
Economic Assistance in Conflict Zones: Lessons from Afghanistan
October 18, 2012
This paper explores the question of whether or not foreign aid has helped to build state strength and legitimacy in Afghanistan, and not just bolster state capacity to fight a war.
Creating a Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation
October 03, 2012
J. Brian Atwood, chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), analyzes the process and achievements of the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, held in Busan, South Korea, in 2011.
From Schooling Goals to Learning Goals: How Fast Can Student Learning Improve?
September 28, 2012
In this paper, Amanda Beatty and Lant Pritchett document the current (slow) rate of improving on learning assessments and explore some of the possibilities for setting more ambitious goals.