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Does SDR Recycling Impair Reserve Management?
November 14, 2023
Improving School Management of Violence in Peru
November 22, 2023
Learning about Schools in Development - Working Paper 236
December 15, 2010
There are more schools worldwide than ever before, but are children really learning? Charles Kenny investigates the broken link between schools and learning and suggests some proven methods for improving outcomes in education.
Global Prospects for Utility-Scale Solar Power: Toward Spatially Explicit Modeling of Renewable Energy Systems - Working Paper 235
December 13, 2010
In this paper Kevin Ummel provides high-resolution estimates of the global potential and cost of solar power technologies while identifying deployment patterns that minimize the cost of greenhouse gas abatement.
Capability Traps? The Mechanisms of Persistent Implementation Failure - Working Paper 234
December 07, 2010
Economic growth is one aspect of development; state capability is another. This paper shows that many countries remain in “state capability traps” and suggests ways to sabotage persistent techniques of failure.
Confronting the American Divide on Carbon Emissions Regulation - Working Paper 232
December 03, 2010
This paper asks why carbon regulation in the U.S. Congress has failed to pass while the EU has succeeded in implementing carbon regulation.
Sudan Debt Dynamics: Status Quo, Southern Secession, Debt Division, and Oil—A Financial Framework for the Future - Working Paper 233
December 02, 2010
In this paper CGD fellow Ben Leo contributes to ongoing discussions about the role of Sudan‘s $35 billion in external debt obligations – both for a unified Sudan and a possible Southern secession.
Giving Money Away? The Politics of Direct Distribution in Resource-Rich States - Working Paper 231
November 05, 2010
In this paper Gillies discusses the political feasibility and political implications of cash transfers in the specific context of resource-rich states.
China in Africa: A Macroeconomic Perspective - Working Paper 230
November 05, 2010
In this paper Christensen explains that China as an emerging global player and one of Africa’s largest trading and financial partners can no longer ignore the macroeconomic impact of its operations on African economies.