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Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
November 27, 2023
EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
November 24, 2023
Let the People Go: The Problem with Strict Migration Limits
December 17, 2013
Originally published in Foreign Affairs. On May 29, 2013, British immigration officers raided the Alternative Tuck Shop, a café just down the road from Oxford University’s economics department, where South Asian and Middle Eastern employees serve tea, scones, and sandwiches. The ...
Measurement Obstacles to Achieving Value for Money at the Global Fund: A Problem Statement
October 25, 2013
The Global Fund is currently finalizing design and implementation of its New Funding Model (NFM), which includes a focus on strengthened measurement and an impact-based investment strategy.
Here’s the Best Thing the United States Has Done in Afghanistan
October 15, 2013
Afghanistan’s progress against mortality reflects the success of providing health aid that differed radically from the bulk of American aid to Afghanistan during the war. The USAID program that contributed to the decline was a multilateral effort coordinated by Afghanistan’s own Ministry...
Verging on Merging at the Inter-American Development Bank
September 30, 2013
The spotlight may be on Jim Kim’s new strategy for the World Bank this year, but Luis Alberto Moreno is busy pursuing an overhaul of his own at Washington’s other multilateral development bank (MDB).
The Development Space Goes Global: A New Role for Global Citizens
September 05, 2013
In this speech delivered at the 2012 Annual Conference of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, Nancy Birdsall shares her observations about the changing development space and offers three proposals to help the development community tap the potential for informed and...
A UN Declaration on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
August 13, 2013
In 2000, the UN General Assembly endorsed the Millennium Declaration, a statement that provided the source and inspiration for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The effects of the declaration—and the MDGs—are difficult to measure, but it certainly framed important global discussio...