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Putting the Power of Transparency in Context: Information's Role in Reducing Corruption in Uganda's Education Sector - Working Paper 136
December 13, 2007
One story popular in development circles tells how Uganda slashed corruption simply by publicly disclosing the amount of monthly grants to schools--thus making it harder for officials to siphon off money for their own enrichment. This working paper finds that while the percentage of funds being dive...
Macro Aid Effectiveness Research: A Guide for the Perplexed - Working Paper 135
December 10, 2007
The argument about whether foreign aid "works" rages on. Recently, Paul Collier sought a practical middle path between William Easterly's development pessimism and Jeffrey Sach's development boosterism. How can smart people draw such contradictory conclusions from the same data? This new working pap...
Another Inconvenient Truth: A Carbon-Intensive South Faces Environmental Disaster, No Matter What the North Does - Working Paper 134
December 03, 2007
As a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, developed countries have an indisputable responsibility to address global warming. But the developing country argument that, as blameless victims of climate change they should be unfettered by emissions regulations, is wrong. In this working paper, CGD...
Reviving Economic Growth in Liberia - Working Paper 133
November 26, 2007
In this new CGD working paper, CGD senior fellow Steve Radelet explores the challenges Liberia faces in revitalizing economic growth after 25 years of gross economic mismanagement and 14 years of brutal civil war. He examines the new government's progress, including the major steps it has taken in i...
The Pentagon and Global Development: Making Sense of the DoD's Expanding Role - Working Paper 131
November 12, 2007
The recent creation of AFRICOM, a U.S. military command for Africa, is but one manifestation of the Pentagon's growing role in development. One-in-five dollars that the U.S. spends on development assistance is now handled by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Pentagon share of U.S. development ...
Information Disclosure and Climate: The Thinking Behind CARMA - Working Paper 132
November 12, 2007
Nearly everybody agrees that cutting greenhouse gas emissions to save the planet will require market-based instruments such as carbon taxes or cap-and-trade. But so far there is no reliable source of data to support such a system. In this new working paper, CGD senior fellow David Wheeler, who leads...
Reflections on the Macro Foundations of the Middle Class in the Developing World - Working Paper 130
October 24, 2007
Shared growth—growth that helps to build a middle class—is now widely embraced as a central economic goal for developing countries. In this new working paper CGD president Nancy Birdsall reviews how macroeconomic policies shape incentives for inclusive growth, focusing on fiscal discipli...