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Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
November 27, 2023
EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
November 24, 2023
Primary Schooling, Student Learning, and School Quality in Rural Bangladesh - Working Paper 349
December 17, 2013
This present paper, by Mohammad Niaz Asadullah and Nazmul Chaudhury therefore makes an important contribution to the literature in a key area of CGD concern. Using a representative sample of 2400 households producing data on 3323 children aged 10 to 17 they assess ability to answer simple arithmetic...
Is Anyone Listening? Does US Foreign Assistance Target People’s Top Priorities? - Working Paper 348
December 02, 2013
The United States government has made repeated declarations over the last decade to align its assistance programs behind developing countries’ priorities. By utilizing public attitude surveys for 42 African and Latin American countries, this paper examines how well the US has implemented this ...
Foreign Aid and Counterinsurgency Policy: Lessons from Land Reform - Working Paper 349
November 19, 2013
Supplementing REDD+ with Biodiversity Payments: The Paradox of Paying for Multiple Ecosystem Services - Working Paper 347
November 14, 2013
An international mechanism to reduce emissions from deforestation using carbon payments (REDD+) can be leveraged to make payments for forests’ biodiversity as well. Paradoxically, under conditions consistent with emerging REDD+ programs, money spent on a mixture of carbon payments and biodiver...
FAO Report Frequently Asked Questions
November 10, 2013
This document covers ten common questions regarding the FAO itself and CGD's new report.
Savings by and for the Poor: A Research Review and Agenda - Working Paper 346
November 01, 2013
The poor can and do save, but often use formal or informal instruments that have high risk, high cost, and limited functionality. This could lead to undersaving compared to a world without market or behavioral frictions.
Can Results-Based Payments Reduce Corruption? - Working Paper 345
September 25, 2013
A common objection to results-based programs is that they are somehow more vulnerable to corruption. This paper explains why results-based approaches to foreign aid may be less vulnerable to corruption than traditional approaches which track inputs and activities. The paper highlights corruption cos...