Countries in the developing world face numerous health and population related challenges. This course will examine these issues with an emphasis on how you as an actor in the health and population sector can intervene to improve health conditions for the poor.
This course concerns the alleviation of poverty in poor countries. Its aim is to facilitate your understanding of the dimensions of poverty, its causes, and what you as a practitioner can do to help in its mitigation.
For the first time, the elderly, urban populations, and women of reduced fertility outnumber their counterparts. Joel E. Cohen discusses how changing demographic trends will require a heavier focus on primary and secondary education, reproductive health and demographically sensitive urban planning.
The United States ranked 17th in the 2009 Commitment to Development Index with strengths in trade and security but weaknesses in aid and environment. This CGD Note describes how the United States could boost its score.
Concentrating Solar Power in China and India: A Spatial Analysis of Technical Potential and the Cost of Deployment - Working Paper 219
While China and India plan to use coal to meet energy demands, Kevin Ummel notes the incredible potential for concentrating solar power (CSP) in the region, using spatial data to identify areas for solar power growth.
In this essay, Andrew Natsios gives a first-hand account of what he finds most hinders USAID—layers of bureaucracy that misguide and derail development work.