The call to economically empower women in developing and emerging economies at long last has significant financial backing.
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We need interventions that dramatically increase student learning. But what does “dramatically increase” mean? What is within the realm of current possibility?
This Sunday marks two years since Myanmar’s military dramatically escalated its systematic campaign of violence against the Rohingya, causing over 700,000 of the long-persecuted and stateless population to flee to Bangladesh. Even if repatriation began tomorrow, estimates suggest a significant number of refugees would remain in Bangladesh over ten years from now. The international community and Bangladesh can’t afford to just plan for the short term.
The New Syntax of “Sin” Taxes: Framing Health Taxes to Strengthen Public Finances and Advance Population Health
The establishment of universal health coverage is one of the key pillars of progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG3. What impact could taxing tobacco, alcohol and sugary beverages have on reducing the burden of noncommunicable diseases as we strive to achieve the SDGs?
After seeing Congress repeatedly reject its proposals for drastic foreign aid cuts, the White House is once again making a late-breaking attempt to subvert Congressional budget intent. These measures are designed to look like good-faith steps to take stock of federal spending before the end of the fiscal year, avoid a frivolous spend-down of expiring funds, and conserve unused resources. The reality is far different.
Want to reduce teen pregnancy? Build high schools. David Evans takes a look at that and four other recent research findings from around the global education world.
The theme of this year’s World Humanitarian Day casts a spotlight on women on the frontlines of humanitarian crisis.
Criminalizing humanitarian aid to refugees and migrants has not only failed, it is also causing unnecessary deaths and suffering. The recent agreement last month by 14 EU member states to a new “solidarity mechanism” to allocate migrants and refugees rescued at sea is a welcome development.
Cribsheet author and economist Emily Oster on the data behind health recommendations for pregnant women, how to balance children's and parents' needs, and how policymakers can empower parents to make good decisions for their families.
To better understand CDC’s unique experience with equity, including how it helps the London-based agency achieve development impact—and with an eye toward lessons for the USDFC—we posed a series of questions to CDC’s Chief Operating Officer, Colin Buckley.