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Improving School Management of Violence in Peru
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The Day After Comrade Bob: Applying Post-Conflict Reconstruction Lessons to Zimbabwe-Working Paper 72
December 08, 2005
Zimbabwe is in a state of virtual economic collapse. It faces grave public health concerns and even basic services have stalled. This Working Paper by Todd Moss and Stewart Patrick urges the international community to begin planning now for the narrow window of opportunity a post-Mugabe transition w...
After the Big Push? Fiscal and Institutional Implications of Large Aid Increases - Working Paper 71
October 12, 2005
In addition to the possible benefits from increased aid, what might also be the downside? From the recent G8 Summit to UN declarations, calls for a "Big Push" in official development assistance by OECD countries are becoming more frequent and pressing. In this working paper, CGD Research Fellow Todd...
Reforming Development Assistance: Lessons from the UK Experience-Working Paper 70
October 05, 2005
The Economist has called the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) "a model for other rich countries." CGD Senior Program Associate Owen Barder, a former director of information, communications, and knowledge at DFID, provides an insider's account in: Learn more
Disentangling the Determinants of Successful Demobilization and Reintegration - Working Paper 69
September 22, 2005
Helping ex-combatants re-join society is a critical step in war-to-peace transitions. CGD Non-Resident Fellow Jeremy Weinstein analyzed a large sample of ex-combatants in Sierra Leone to evaluate disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programs. Surprise finding: participants' age and gender,...
Ghost of 0.7%: Origins and Relevance of the International Aid Target - Working Paper 68
September 06, 2005
The international goal for rich countries to devote 0.7% of their national income to development assistance has become a cause célèbre for aid activists and has been accepted in many official quarters as the legitimate target for aid budgets. The origins of the target, however, raise serious questio...
An Index of Donor Performance - Working Paper 67 (Revised October 2012)
August 29, 2005
In this working paper, CGD research fellow David Roodman describes the methodology of the foreign aid component of the 2012 edition of the Commitment to Development Index. The CDI ranks 22 of the world’s richest countries on their dedication to policies that benefit the 5.5 billion people livi...
Production-weighted Estimates of Aggregate Protection in Rich Countries toward Developing Countries - Working Paper 66
August 19, 2005
These new estimates of rich-country barriers to developing country exports show that the poorest countries face the highest barriers. The trade component of the 2005 CDI is based on this paper.