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Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
November 27, 2023
EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
November 24, 2023
Breakthrough to Policy Use: Reinvigorating Impact Evaluation for Global Development
July 19, 2022
By charting a renewed agenda for more useful, responsive, and relevant impact evaluation that elevates the perspectives of government policymakers and other evidence users around the world, we can reinvigorate policy commitment to, and funding for, rigorous evaluation. With more and better funding,...
Girls’ Education and Women’s Equality: How to Get More out of the World’s Most Promising Investment
May 12, 2022
To hear talk of it, you might think educating girls is a silver bullet to solve all the world’s ills. A large and still growing collection of research demonstrates the wide-ranging benefits of girls’ education. Recent research has nuanced some of those findings, but the fundamental result stands: Ed...
Schooling for All: Feasible Strategies to Achieve Universal Education
April 21, 2022
This report debates the case for specific public investments in education in low- and lower-middle-income countries, drawing on evidence of what has worked not just in small-scale experiments but historically and in large-scale national programs. Its messages are intended more for economic policymak...
The Pathway to Progress on SDG 4: A Symposium
May 19, 2021
The heart of Girin Beeharry’s manifesto is that we must reorient global aid for education around promoting foundational literacy and numeracy, unflinchingly monitor progress on that core goal, and hold all development institutions accountable for measurable results in this domain. In this collection...
Planning for School Reopening and Recovery After COVID-19
May 29, 2020
Most governments around the world have temporarily closed schools in an attempt to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. As they start to plan for reopening, we have compiled a series of short and accessible briefs that provide the best available rigorous evidence on five critical dimensions ...
Refugee Compacts: Addressing the Crisis of Protracted Displacement
April 18, 2017
Today, an unprecedented 65 million people—including 21 million refugees—are displaced from their homes. Still, as this report points out, the challenge is manageable—if the international community is able to get its response right. This report offers key principles for closing t...