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Refugees and the Education of Host Populations
February 08, 2024
The Responsibility of My Country in an Unjust Global System
February 02, 2024
The Legacy of the Jubilee Debt Relief Movement: Agreements, Lessons, and Remaining Challenges
October 27, 2010
This short essay, prepared for the CGD event, “Whatever Happened to the Jubilee? A 10th Anniversary Assessment of the Debt Relief Movement,” provides a brief contextual overview of several recent debt agreements as well as the remaining challenges ahead.
The Arc of the Jubilee
October 26, 2010
The Jubilee 2000 movement, which called for the cancellation of the foreign debts of the poorest nations, became one of the most successful international, nongovernmental movements in history. David Roodman provides thumbnail assessments of Jubilee 2000 from several perspectives, deemphasizing anecd...
People and Places: Can They Align to Bring Growth to Africa?
September 16, 2010
This essay explores how demographic factors affect infrastructure and the choices policymakers should make concerning infrastructure development.
Beyond Short-Term Thinking: How to Spend Billions Well in Pakistan, for Them and for Us
September 01, 2010
This essay draws on the work of the Center for Global Development's Study Group on U.S. Development Strategy in Pakistan and on the ideas in the group's open letters to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke to present five recommendations for spending aid money well in Pakistan.
Challenging Corruption in Africa: Beyond the Bleak Projections
August 23, 2010
Visiting fellow Nuhu Ribadu reflects on his experience as the head of Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the international work needed to challenge corruption in Africa.
Where Are the BITs? How U.S. Bilateral Investment Treaties with Africa Can Promote Development
August 04, 2010
This paper focuses on the role that bilateral investment treaties (BITs) can play in promoting development in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Clash of the Counter-bureaucracy and Development
July 01, 2010
In this essay, Andrew Natsios gives a first-hand account of what he finds most hinders USAID—layers of bureaucracy that misguide and derail development work.