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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
It’s Like That and That’s the Way It Is? Evaluating Education Policy
December 05, 2018
It’s tricky to evaluate government education policies. Using the examples of three rigorous studies of three different education policies, this note aims to shed some light from the perspective of someone on the policy side on how, why, and when to evaluate government-led reforms.
Are Mobile Savings the Silver Bullet to Help Women Grow Their Businesses?
November 05, 2018
Savings can help businesses expand, by enabling them to finance lumpy investments and absorb unexpected shocks. However, several barriers stand in the way of women firm owners in developing countries who want to increase their savings.
Policy Responses to De-risking: Progress Report on the CGD Working Group’s 2015 Recommendations
October 01, 2018
In November 2015, CGD published the report Unintended Consequences of Anti–Money Laundering Policies for Poor Countries, which warned that efforts to curb illicit finance were producing significant adverse side effects. This new report takes stock of what has been accomplis...
Commitment to Development Index 2018
September 18, 2018
The Commitment to Development Index ranks 27 of the world’s richest countries on policies that affect more than five billion people living in poorer nations. How did your country do this year?
Unequal Ventures Update: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in East Java, Indonesia
June 25, 2018
Women own more than half of all micro, small, and medium enterprises in Indonesia. But of the estimated 22–33 million businesswomen in the country, most operate informal unregistered microenterprises, with significantly fewer assets and profits than men’s.