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Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
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Madagascar: Field Report
December 07, 2006
As the first country to sign a compact with the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Madagascar has been the global guinea pig for the MCA approach. Its early experience offers important lessons for countries following in its path - both about the real challenges of program administration, and the real...
Freetown to Hollywood: The Kimberley Process Takes on Africa's 'Blood Diamonds'
December 06, 2006
Diamonds, long seen as symbols of love and prosperity, are now blamed for war and corruption in some of the poorest places on earth. But do all diamonds fuel conflict and strife? In this CGD Note program associate Kaysie Brown and senior fellow Todd Moss consider the strengths and limitations of i...
How to Do xtabond2: An Introduction to "Difference" and "System" GMM in Stata - Working Paper 103
December 06, 2006
This working paper by CGD research fellow David Roodman provides an original synthesis and exposition of the literature on a particular class of econometric techniques called "dynamic panel estimators," and presents the first implementation of some of these techniques in Stata, a statistical softwar...
Delivering on Doha: Farm Trade and the Poor
December 05, 2006
Agricultural market liberalization is the linchpin for a successful conclusion to the Doha Round of World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations because these are the most protected markets remaining in most rich countries. But the implications for developing countries, especially the poorest, are mo...
Payments for Progress: A Hands-Off Approach to Foreign Aid - Working Paper 102
December 04, 2006
The aid business has long grappled with the trade-off between showing results and supporting a country's own institution-building. Donors want to be sure that their money makes a difference, and often quickly. But close monitoring raises costs and pushing for quick results leads to projects that byp...
China's Export-Import Bank and Africa: New Lending, New Challenges
November 06, 2006
China's bid for a leading role in Africa gained sudden visibility on the weekend with an unprecedented gathering of leaders from 48 African countries in Beijing. Chinese president Hu Jintao pledged to double aid and to offer $5 billion in loans by 2009. China's newly high-profile overtures towards...
Challenges and Opportunities for the New Executive Director of the Global Fund: Seven Essential Tasks
October 26, 2006
In its first four years, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has become one of the most important aid agencies in the world. As the Global Fund undergoes its first leadership transition, this CGD Working Group Report identifies seven tasks for the new Executive Director, starting...