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Does SDR Recycling Impair Reserve Management?
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Improving School Management of Violence in Peru
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An Initial Estimation of the Size of Health Commodity Markets in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
December 13, 2017
This post previews preliminary answers to one initial question: what can we say about the size and nature of health commodity markets in low- and middle-income countries? We share early insights; list the data sources we used, while also signalling others we hope to draw on going forward; and highli...
What a New Survey of Aadhaar Users Can Tell Us About Digital Reforms: Initial Insights from Rajasthan
December 12, 2017
India’s Aadhaar biometric identification scheme has registered over 1.1 billion people, including almost all adults in the country and over 15 percent of the global population. Of course, initiatives of this scale cannot escape controversy. What the debate has so far lacked, however, is data. ...
Keynote Address by Canadian Minister of International Development, Marie-Claude Bibeau, at the Third Annual Birdsall House Conference on Women
December 11, 2017
On December 7, 2017, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Government of Canada, gave a keynote address at the the third annual Birdsall House Conference on Women, "Reproductive Choices to Life Chances: The Links between Contraception and Women&rsq...
The Need for a Bilateral Labor Agreement Between the US and Mexico, and the Responsibility for Leadership
December 04, 2017
From his keynote speech in Mexico City, Michael Clemens writes: Mexico and the United States need a bilateral agreement to regulate the labor migration flows between these two neighboring countries. They have needed such an agreement my entire life.
Toward Better Multilateral Development Banks: Can the United States and China Lead Together?
November 21, 2017
The purpose of this note is to provide a realistic analysis of where MDBs have made progress in improving performance and governance, the risks and challenges they and their shareholders confront today, possible areas of US-China collaboration, and a specific recommendation for a joint effort.
Rethinking Global Development Policy for the 21st Century
November 09, 2017
CGD Board Chair Lawrence H. Summers delivered this keynote speech at an event hosted at the Center for Global Development on November 8, 2017. A video of the speech is also available.
Six Reasons Why the Global Fund Should Adopt Health Technology Assessment
November 08, 2017
With aid budgets shrinking and even low-income countries increasingly faced with cofinancing requirements, this is the right time for global health funders such as the Global Fund and their donors to formally introduce Health Technology Assessment (HTA), both at the central operations level and at t...