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
MCC MONITOR ANALYSIS
Predicting Partnerships: Which Countries Will MCC Select for FY2015 Eligibility?
December 01, 2014
The Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) board of directors is scheduled to meet on December 10. As usual, they will use this end-of-year meeting to vote on which countries will be eligible for MCC assistance for FY2015.
The $138.5 Billion Question: When Does Foreign Aid Work (and When Doesn’t It)?
November 19, 2014
This paper focuses on aid effectiveness. The paper considers peer-reviewed, cross-country, econometric studies, published over the last decade in order to propose areas with policy implications related to the conditions under which aid is more likely to be effective.
US Support for REDD+: Reflections on the Past and Future Outlook
November 17, 2014
The United States, as a nation with a strong connection to its large land base, has been a supporter over many years of forest management and conservation. Because this long-held vision is shared across a broad spectrum of the US public, the United States has been a strong supporter of using fore...
Should Countries Be More Like Shopping Malls? A Proposal for Service Performance Guarantees for Africa
September 17, 2014
Many developing countries have made progress in political openness and economic management but lag in terms of attracting private sector investments, at least outside of narrow resource-based enclaves.These countries may have recognized potential but have not yet established the reputation needed to...
Birth Registration, Legal Identity, and the Post-2015 Agenda
September 09, 2014
Universal legal identity through birth registration has consistently remained as a potential target for the post-2015 agenda through several rounds of negotiation. However, as it has been put forth, it conflates legal identity and birth registration. This policy note clarifies the differences betwee...
MCC MONITOR ANALYSIS
Regional and Sub-National Compact Considerations for the Millennium Challenge Corporation
September 04, 2014
With MCC entering its second decade, there are active questions about what it can do to expand its impact. One question is to ask how MCC might expand the set of partners with which it works.
Citizen Voice in a Globalized World
July 02, 2014
In today’s world, the global economy is highly interconnected, but the global polity is weak, rudimentary, and fragmented.