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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
Relief Chief: A Manifesto for Saving Lives in Dire Times
May 17, 2022
Relief Chief: A Manifesto for Saving Lives in Dire Times is Mark Lowcock's behind-the-scenes account of his experience as the world's most senior humanitarian official—the UN Relief Chief. In his four years on the job, Lowcock coordinated the work of UN agencies, the Red Cross, and countless nationa...
From Day One: Why Supporting Girls Aged 0 to 10 Is Critical to Change Africa’s Path
June 12, 2018
As an African woman leader who grew up on African soil, Joyce Banda has seen firsthand how young rural girls face obstacles that shape the rest of their lives. From Day One makes the case of how, if African girls are to realize their potential and become the leaders that their continent so badly nee...
Identification Revolution: Can Digital ID Be Harnessed for Development?
January 16, 2018
Identification Revolution: Can Digital ID Be Harnessed for Development? offers a balanced perspective, covering both the benefits and the risks of the identification revolution, and pinpointing opportunities to mitigate those risks.
What's In, What's Out: Designing Benefits for Universal Health Coverage
July 03, 2017
What’s In, What’s Out: Designing Benefits for Universal Health Coverage argues that the creation of an explicit health benefits plan—a defined list of services that are and are not available—is an essential element in creating a sustainable system of universal health cov...
Global Agriculture and the American Farmer: Opportunities for US Leadership
June 26, 2017
In Global Agriculture and the American Farmer, Kimberly Elliott focuses on three policy areas that are particularly damaging for developing countries: traditional agricultural subsidy and trade policies that support the incomes of American farmers at the expense of farmers elsewhere; the biofue...
Results Not Receipts: Counting the Right Things in Aid and Corruption
June 19, 2017
Results Not Receipts explores how an important and justified focus on corruption is damaging the potential for aid to deliver results. Noting the costs of the standard anticorruption tools of fiduciary controls and centralized delivery, Results Not Receipts urges a different approach to tackling cor...
Why Forests? Why Now? The Science, Economics and Politics of Tropical Forests and Climate Change
November 01, 2016
The Amazon Rainforest has been on fire for three weeks. Explore our book Why Forests? Why Now? to learn why protecting forests is one of our best defenses against climate change.