The ‘Learning at Scale’ Advisory Group
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...
Study Group on Technology, Comparative Advantage, and Development Prospects
August 30, 2018
Advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, and information and communications technology have the potential to transform a range of industries and services around the world. While the effects of these changes in OECD countries have been broadly researched, their potential impacts in the developi...
The Future of US Government Development Assistance to Fragile States
August 13, 2018
Working Group on the Future of Global Health Procurement
July 31, 2017
Many low-and lower-middle-income countries currently procure a large portion of their health commodities through centralized, donor-managed procurement mechanisms, and often at subsidized prices or as donations. Over the next several decades, however, the landscape of global health procurement will ...
Payouts for Perils: Insurance Contracts for Better Emergency and Humanitarian Aid
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
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
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...
Scaling Up Performance-Based Transfers for Reduced Tropical Deforestation
January 02, 2015
Publish What You Buy
November 18, 2014
Transparency in government contracting has gained increasing international support over the past years. Some countries, including the Slovak Republic, Colombia and the United Kingdom, have begun publishing online the complete text of government contracts. Publishing government contracts can bring m...