Last year, I claimed that you win or lose readers with the introduction of your economics paper. That might have been generous. A lot of people will read no further than the abstract of your paper to decide whether it’s worth reading, sharing, or citing. (Some people may read no further than the title!) So how do you write a compelling abstract?
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In many African countries, the economic response to the crisis so far appears to have been broadly less consistent than the health response. For mitigation measures to be stronger and more effective, and for sustained recovery to take place, governments, central banks, and regional institutions will need to make tough policy choices, promote coordinated and collaborative policy implementation, and embrace bold and innovative reforms.
The Government of Colombia has been incredibly generous towards this population, enacting several rounds of work permits which granted the right to work, move, and formalize their status. They should be celebrated for these moves, while supported to overcome the remaining constraints to full economic inclusion.
The slogan “build back better” has become widespread during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to the extent it is used to promise a recovery that ensures less risk of a repeat, greater equality and more opportunity, that’s a wonderful thing. But the term comes with a history—and not a great one
The Center for Global Development is building on our initial efforts by launching the COVID-19 Gender and Development Initiative. This new initiative will aim to promote gender equality and long-term prosperity in low- and middle-income countries by informing global and national decisionmakers' policy responses to the current pandemic and future crises.
On 17th March, the Dutch will make their way to the polls to elect a new government. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte remains largely popular at home for his management of the pandemic through an “intelligent lockdown” and seems to be heading towards a fourth term.
The UK government plans to reduce its aid budget from 0.7 percent of its gross national income (GNI) to 0.5 percent.Today we publish a note that provides an analytical overview of the proposed cuts and potential impacts.
Humanitarians now see climate change as arguably the biggest threat they face. The trouble: They don't quite know what to do about it. The size and scope of the challenge goes well beyond the confines of the emergency aid system.
Not only is Ambassador Power a high-profile pick who will bring clout and deep foreign policy experience to USAID, but the announcement itself also conveyed a clear message that the Biden administration is keen to elevate global development. Here are some of the priorities Ambassador Power has highlighted and how they will translate to US development policy.