With David Malpass’s announcement on Wednesday that he will step down as president of the World Bank, the Biden Administration is faced with the choice of a nominee to run the institution at a particularly challenging time.
Launched in January 2023, the new US Strategy on Global Women’s Economic Security is the first of its kind to apply across federal agencies. Women’s economic security is a critical element of broader gender equality and a foundation for the well-being of households, communities, and countries
A frustrating healthcare situation exists in many low-income countries: deaths are often due to poor quality care rather than the lack of access to care. Despite sustained investments in health service delivery and increases in the use of health services health outcomes have remained poor.
Months of innovative work by AfDB staff have resulted in an attractive SDR recycling scheme that overcomes a major hurdle by successfully embodying the reserve asset characteristic. And it will allow leveraging SDRs to multiply their lending power 3-4 times. Now politicians have to step up and commi...
As the development community's attention turns increasingly to climate mitigation, adaptation, and loss and damage, special drawing rights (SDRs) are once again being bandied about as a potential financing source.
Last month Transparency International released the latest version of its Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), the most widely adopted measure of public sector corruption currently available. But as many have pointed out before, the CPI only attempts to measure corruption that originates at home, not ...
Read our summary of the recent wide-ranging conversation between the Shadow International Development Secretary, Preet Kaur Gill, MP for Birmingham, Edgbaston and Sir Mark Lowcock on the future of the UK's development policy.
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