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Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
November 27, 2023
EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
November 24, 2023
Feasibility First: Expanding Access Before Fixing Learning
December 06, 2023
The first SDG4 target is to both expand access to universal secondary school and to ensure that all children achieve minimum learning outcomes in primary school. To the extent that action must be prioritized, this article argues that achieving universal secondary education is both more feasible at s...
A New Grand Bargain to Improve the Antimicrobial Market for Human Health
September 20, 2023
In our final working group report, we outline the principles of a Grand Bargain that we believe all stakeholders can and should sign up to during the UN General Assembly's High-Level Meeting on antimicrobial resistance in 2024. Explore our recommendations on increasing the availability of critically...
Overcoming Barriers to Improve Antimicrobial Access, Innovation, and Stewardship in India
July 31, 2023
India is racing against the clock in its fight against antimicrobial resistance. A combination of complex regulatory and procurement systems, a lack of health insurance penetration, and little groundwork on state and national action plans has stymied progress. A multifold approach is needed to impro...
How Much Would Reducing Lead Exposure Improve Children’s Learning in the Developing World?
July 30, 2023
Around half of children in low-income countries have elevated blood lead levels. What role does lead play in explaining low educational outcomes in these settings?
Improving School Management in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review
June 28, 2023
Improving school quality in low- and middle-income countries is a global priority. One way to improve quality may be to improve the management skills of school leaders. In this systematic review, we analyze the impact of interventions targeting school leaders' management practices on student learnin...
Leveraging Brazilian Leadership and Procurement Arrangements in the Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance
June 08, 2023
Facing the high—and rising—burden of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), Brazil has an opportunity to improve access, stewardship, and innovation for critical antimicrobials at the national, regional, and/or global level(s) by modifying procurement arrangements. Brazil is positioned for significant dome...
Facing the Pandemic of Antimicrobial Resistance: Current Actions and Future Challenges in Antibiotic Stewardship, Access, and Innovation in Brazil
May 18, 2023
Almost 140,000 people die with a drug-resistant bacterial infection in Brazil every year due in large part to shortcomings in access, stewardship, and innovation for antimicrobials. Brazil’s existing Productive Development Partnerships system could be modified to reduce incentives for overselling an...