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To meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the world must ramp up development financing by an order of magnitude—“from billions to trillions.” We must think beyond aid, to private finance and unlocking developing countries’ own resources. CGD’s work in this area examines how to catalyze more development finance, more effectively.
Does Foreign Direct Investment Promote Development? gathers together the cutting edge of new research on FDI and host country economic performance and presents the most sophisticated critiques of current and past inquiries.
AGOA took effect January 2001 to allow qualifying sub-Saharan African countries to export qualifying goods duty free to the US. The act was expressly designed to "increase trade and investment between the USA and SSA." The evidence over the short time since it was enacted reveals that: