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Ag Aid and Tech Breakthroughs: Pull Funding for Smallholder Productivity
June 04, 2012
With the growth in yields for key staple crops falling and global population projected to increase by two to three billion 2050, global agriculture will need to improve to meet demand. "Pull mechanisms" are one tool that could help. Kimberly Ann Elliott examines to what extent donors have embraced t...
Haiti: Where Has All the Money Gone?
May 14, 2012
Vijaya Ramachandran and Julie Walz propose changes to the business of aid to Haiti to help develop the capacity of the government there.
The Global Financial Crisis: The Beginning of the End of the “Development” Agenda?
April 20, 2012
In this paper, written as the introduction to New Ideas on Development after the Financial Crisis (JHU Press, 2011), Nancy Birdsall discusses two themes. The first is the pre-crisis subtle shift in the prevailing model of capitalism in developing countries—away from orthodoxy or so-called market fun...
Incentives for Life: Cash-on-Delivery Aid for Tobacco Control in Developing Countries
April 16, 2012
In this joint report, Thomas J. Bollyky, CFR senior fellow for global health, economics, and development, and Amanda Glassman, director of global health policy at the Center for Global Development, propose applying Cash-on-Delivery (COD) Aid as a new incentive mechanism for tobacco control in low- a...
Adaptation Finance: How to Get Out from between a Rock and a Hard Place
February 16, 2012
Nancy Birdsall and Michele de Nevers propose a system for climate adaptation finance that builds off the lessons learned in development assistance.