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The ‘Learning at Scale’ Advisory Group
Jack Rossiter
et al.
October 08, 2019
Learning outcomes are low and instruction is poor in many countries in the Global South. Improving learning outcomes has proven to be difficult, although the number of successful programs is growing. The effective examples have seldom been implemented at large scale, however; and the large-scale suc...
Shared Border, Shared Future: A Blueprint for Regulating US-Mexico Labor Mobility
Michael Clemens
et al.
September 08, 2016
The Shared Border, Shared Future working group explored ways in which the US and Mexican governments could achieve this bilateral cooperation objective with an agreement that addresses fee systems, visa portability, incentives for worker training, return, and integration, and more. The resulting rep...
Payouts for Perils: Insurance Contracts for Better Emergency and Humanitarian Aid
Owen Barder
et al.
July 08, 2016
Humanitarian and emergency assistance is overstretched and underfunded. Many people living in countries with weak or cash-strapped government services live with the daily risk of disaster. This working group is examining how vulnerable countries and frontline humanitarian agencies can make use ...
Energy Access Targets Working Group
Jonah Busch
et al.
April 20, 2015
The Energy Access Targets Working Group will assess the current common definition of “modern energy access” and propose possible alternative targets. With at least a billion people worldwide living without electricity, and many millions more held back by blackouts and high costs, im...
The Unintended Consequences of Rich Countries’ Anti–Money Laundering Policies on Poor Countries
Alan Gelb
et al.
January 23, 2015
The Unintended Consequences of Rich Countries’ Anti-Money Laundering Policies on Poor Countries Working Group examined how rich countries might rebalance their policies to continue to protect against money laundering and terrorism financing without hindering the ability of people from poor countries...
Task Force on Regulatory Standards for Financial Inclusion
Alan Gelb
and
Liliana Rojas-Suarez
December 18, 2014
Increased financial inclusion—greater access by the poor to the use of payments, deposits, credits, insurance and risk-management services—can improve the opportunities and welfare of people living in poverty. 
Improving Migration Data (May 2008–May 2009)
Devesh Kapur
et al.
September 11, 2014
Beyond the Fence Study Group
Alan Gelb
et al.
July 10, 2014
The Beyond the Fence Study Group generates rigorous new research to explore how policy decisions on one side of the US-Mexico border ripple to the other side through illicit markets and to inform a policy debate on more bilateral approaches to innovative regulation.