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The Case for Globalization and Robust Global Value Chains
February 08, 2024
A New Vintage of Populism in Latin America
February 23, 2024
The Economics of Antibiotic Resistance
February 22, 2024
Antibiotic resistance (ABR) already contributes to almost five million deaths per year. Without action, this number will likely rise substantially. We provide the first comprehensive assessment of the economic drivers of ABR, arguing that ABR in large part arises from extensive unresolved market (an...
Episode 8: The Responsibility of My Country in an Unjust Global System: Do No Harm
February 02, 2024
Most of the episodes in this series have been about my luck and privilege as a white and well-off American; they reflect my growing realization that the luck and privilege I’ve enjoyed in the nearly eight decades of my lifetime are in good part a product of America’s vast wealth and power throughout...
What Could the UK’s Future Development Structure Look Like?
January 25, 2024
Reform of the UK development structure is necessary to restore the effectiveness of the UK’s development function. How reforms are implemented will determine their success.
Progress in Eliminating World Poverty: The Department for International Development 2003-2010
December 14, 2023
DFID’s growing budget, influence, capability, focus, and political support from 2003 to 2010 allowed it, in these years, to make a substantial contribution towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. These years also saw the emergence of a cross-party political consensus that the UK should ...
Projections of Eligibility and Transition Trajectories up to 2040: Implications for Gavi’s Next Strategic Period and Beyond
December 14, 2023
The prevailing fiscal outlook alongside broader shifts in the health landscape have important implications for countries’ eligibility for support from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Current projections are similar to pre-COVID estimates, but the cohort of transitioning countries face more challenging ...
The Future of UK Global Health Policy: Challenges and Opportunities
November 30, 2023
Since 2019, the UK’s strong reputation in global health has been undermined by a series of deep cuts and a distracting departmental reorganisation. 2024 may, however, represent a turning point, with new Foreign and Development Ministers, both with a strong track record on development, the implementa...
Is Manufacturing Destiny? On the Dynamics of Future Sectoral Shares and Development
October 30, 2023
Indicative projections of the evolution and peak of manufacturing in lower-income countries to 2050 suggest that cross-country income convergence will continue despite manufacturing peaking as a share of output.