Ideas to action: independent research for global prosperity
Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
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EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
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Which Countries Pass the FY2012 Selection Hard Hurdles? A Preview into Round 9 of the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Country Selection
November 07, 2011
This note offers a preliminary assessment of MCC candidate country scores on the FY2012 hard hurdles.
POLICY MEMOS AND OPEN LETTERS
World Bank Program for Results Financing (Open Letter to Senator Leahy)
November 01, 2011
Nancy Birdsall urges Senator Leahy to support approval by the United States of the proposed new lending instrument at the World Bank, Program for Results Financing (P4R).
Safer, Faster, Cheaper: Improving Clinical Trials and Regulatory Pathways to Fight Neglected Diseases
October 31, 2011
This report of the Working Group on Clinical Trials and Regulatory Pathways provides practical policy recommendations to help provide better, safer, and cheaper medicine and treatment to the 1 billion people suffering from neglected diseases.
The Future of U.S. Aid Reform: Rhetoric, Reality, and Recommendations
September 19, 2011
This report takes a look at the Obama administration's FY2012 budget request and congressional reaction to gauge the potential for implementing foreign aid reforms as spelled out in the administration's policy documents.
Beyond Bullets and Bombs: Fixing the U.S. Approach to Development in Pakistan
May 30, 2011
In a new CGD report, U.S. and Pakistani development experts urge a substantial revamp of the U.S. approach to Pakistan, saying that U.S. efforts to build prosperity in the nuclear-armed nation with a fledgling democratic government, burgeoning youth population, and shadowy intelligence services are ...
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.