Ideas to action: independent research for global prosperity
Does SDR Recycling Impair Reserve Management?
November 14, 2023
Improving School Management of Violence in Peru
November 22, 2023
Improving Health System Performance in Mexico
August 09, 2023
Assessment of health system performance is a complex task, especially amid major political change, structural reforms, and a global pandemic. The Health Policy paper by Felicia Marie Knaul and colleagues in The Lancet identifies many challenges to improving the performance of the Mexican health syst...
Urgent: The IMF Must Reform
June 07, 2023
The Committee identifies three critical developments in the global economy with profound implications that require urgent changes at the IMF. This statement advances broad proposals to address these issues by creating an Emerging Markets Fund (EMF); modifying the G20 Common Framework to effectively ...
Generating and Using Cost Evidence to Inform Provider Payment Rates: Lessons from High-Income Countries for India’s National Health Insurance Program
June 07, 2023
PM-JAY, India’s national health insurance program, is the largest publicly funded health insurance program in the world. It has reformed the way in which the poor and vulnerable access hospital care in India. The size of this program and the inclusion of private providers in delivering care has led ...
Development Finance Cooperation amidst Great Power Competition: What Role for the World Bank?
May 15, 2023
The ability of the World Bank to strike an appropriate balance between country demands and global goods depends on the institution’s shareholders. Yet, the deterioration in the bilateral relationship between the United States and China now threatens to undermine effective governance at the instituti...
Can Fast-Growing Unicorns Revive Productivity and Economic Performance?
May 03, 2023
The productivity drought and the unending search for GDP growth by high- and middle-income countries has drawn attention to the flagging vigor of large incumbent corporations and the need to groom a crop of "unicorns"—highly valued, entrepreneurial, superstar firms can potentially dial up competitio...
The Fall of Silicon Valley Bank: A Warning for Emerging Markets
March 16, 2023
The the wake of the Silicon Valley Bank collapse, bank regulators and supervisors in emerging markets should be looking closely at their own banking systems with lessons from Silicon Valley in mind. For most emerging markets, where previous banking crises were devastating and turned back the clock o...
Latin America’s Hard-to-Escape Stagnation Trap
March 01, 2023
Recent forecasts for economic growth around the world place Latin America as the developing region with the lowest growth rate. How concerned should we be by these numbers? Very, and not only because the latest figures are just one more data point in a persistent trend.