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The Case for Globalization and Robust Global Value Chains
February 08, 2024
A New Vintage of Populism in Latin America
February 23, 2024
Breakthrough to Policy Use: Reinvigorating Impact Evaluation for Global Development
July 19, 2022
By charting a renewed agenda for more useful, responsive, and relevant impact evaluation that elevates the perspectives of government policymakers and other evidence users around the world, we can reinvigorate policy commitment to, and funding for, rigorous evaluation. With more and better funding,...
Refugee Compacts: Addressing the Crisis of Protracted Displacement
April 18, 2017
Today, an unprecedented 65 million people—including 21 million refugees—are displaced from their homes. Still, as this report points out, the challenge is manageable—if the international community is able to get its response right. This report offers key principles for closing t...
Payouts for Perils: How Insurance Can Radically Improve Emergency Aid
April 07, 2017
Millions of people face hazards like cyclones and drought every day. International aid to deal with disasters after they strike is generous, but it is unpredictable and fragmented, and it often fails to arrive when it would do the most good. We must stop treating disasters like surprises. Matching f...
MCC MONITOR ANALYSIS
MCC Country Eligibility Predictions for FY2017
December 06, 2016
The last board meeting of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) under the Obama administration will take place on December 13, 2016. On the docket? Selecting which countries will be eligible for MCC assistance for fiscal year (FY) 2017. For the fourteenth year running, CGD’s Rethinking US...
Doing Cash Differently: How Cash Transfers Can Transform Humanitarian Aid
September 14, 2015
The Report of the High Level Panel on Humanitarian Cash Transfers shows why giving aid directly in the form of cash is often a highly effective way to reduce suffering and to make limited humanitarian aid budgets go further. We urge the humanitarian community to give more aid as cash, and to make ca...
MCC MONITOR ANALYSIS
Focus on Country Ownership: MCC’s Model in Practice (brief)
January 27, 2015
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), an independent US foreign assistance agency, was established with broad bipartisan support in January 2004. MCC has a single objective—reducing poverty through economic growth—which allows it to pursue development objectives in a targeted way. T...