In many developing countries health supply chains function poorly, resulting in frequent stockouts and many substandard and even falsified medications—which undermine treatment effectiveness and raise the risk of antimicrobial resistance.
CGD Policy Blogs
I wrote last week that with an Administration and Congress both prioritizing gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, now was a good time to put in place legislation that would leverage the power of US-based multinational enterprises to encourage gender equality in the workplace in countries that legally enforced discrimination. A recent case of US-based multinational enterprises abetting discrimination suggests an extension to the law, and the creation of the new US Development Finance Corporation provides a new tool for the legislation to use.
In our recent paper published by GSMA, we examined two approaches to conducting customer identification, verification, and due diligence (collectively referred to as “know your customer” or KYC) that make it easier for financial service providers to take on new customers: tiered KYC and electronic KYC (e-KYC). Of the two, e-KYC is the more promising long-term approach, but also the more challenging to implement.
Associate Professor of Political Science Yuen Yuen Ang on how to make your data more meaningful, the dangers of big data in cases of oppression, and whether political freedom is really a requirement for technological development.
Developing countries are seeking more control over their citizens’ data—leading them to policies that put the open nature of the Internet at risk, says a new CGD paper.