Ideas to action: independent research for global prosperity
Refugees and the Education of Host Populations
February 08, 2024
The Responsibility of My Country in an Unjust Global System
February 02, 2024
WHITE HOUSE AND THE WORLD POLICY BRIEFS
Establishing USAID as a Leader in Evidence-Based Foreign Aid
December 03, 2020
As the world’s largest bilateral donor responsible for managing around $20 billion in annual funding, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has a particular responsibility to take an evidence-informed approach to its work. It also has a congressional mandate to do so.
Horizon 2025—End of the Beginning: Development Cooperation in the Pandemic Age
November 30, 2020
COVID-19 and economic responses to it have amplified and changed the nature of development challenges in fundamental ways. Global development cooperation should adapt accordingly.
Which Countries Miss Out in Global Aid Allocation?
November 18, 2020
Countries provide aid for a variety of reasons, but if uncoordinated, the individual decisions of 30 OECD DAC donors and many more multilateral institutions can lead to wide and ineffective variations in how much aid countries receive.
The UK as an Effective Altruist
August 10, 2020
The prime minister’s most influential advisor, Dominic Cummings, is a champion of “effective altruism”—the use of evidence and careful reasoning to work out how to maximize the good with a given unit of resources. With the UK government in the midst of a major “Integrated Review” of its foreign, dev...
China’s Foreign Aid: A Primer for Recipient Countries, Donors, and Aid Providers
July 09, 2020
This note aims to help recipient countries understand Chinese aid management and structures by providing an overview of those structures and what they mean for the future of aid from China. The note takes into account two key shifts in Chinese aid management in recent years: the formation of CIDCA, ...
China’s Aid from the Bottom Up: Recipient Country Reporting on Chinese Development Cooperation Flows
July 09, 2020
This policy paper aims to fill this gap by shedding light on China’s global impact “from the bottom up.” The paper uses three rounds of data submitted since 2014 by countries receiving Chinese aid to a process known as the “Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation.” To supplemen...
Commitment to Development Index 2020
June 25, 2020
The Commitment to Development Index ranks 40 countries on their development policies. How did your country do this year?