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Podcast | The Little Agency That Could

Elizabeth Littlefield, President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, sits down with me to discuss the agency's success in leading the transition from aid to private finance (despite its modest size), as well as what it has in store for the remainder of the Obama presidency.

Putting the ‘Universal’ in Health Care (The Indian Express)

3/6/15

Lant Pritchett and Gulzar Natarjan offer steps India should take to reach its universal health coverage goals.  They distinguish between two meanings of universal: across all people vs. across all health conditions. 

Curing the Resource Curse

If you won the lottery tomorrow, what would you do with the money? Whatever difficulty you have in arriving at an answer, imagine the dilemma an entire nation might face.

Biofuel Subsidies: Bad Policies, Bad Examples for Development

If you haven’t been following debates on biofuels recently, you’ve been missing a lot of excitement.  Fortunately, a timely new CGD Working Paper by my colleague Kim Elliott provides a primer for how to think about these debates through the lens of development.  The bottom line is that biofuel subsidies in rich countries are bad for development by increasing the costs of food and driving tropical deforestation even while failing to reduce the emissions that

The Tobacco Epidemic – Bill Savedoff

Tobacco related diseases cut short the lives of 100 million people last century, a number expected to surge to 1 billion this century, according to CGD senior fellow Bill Savedoff.

Is Better Good Enough? - Andrew Steer

Is better good enough? When it comes to climate change, Andrew Steer, President and CEO of the World Resources Institute, says probably not. However, he does think there are reasons to hope.

Why Is Africa Underdeveloped? - Kingsley Moghalu

Kingsley Moghalu, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, believes that Africa’s development potential lies in the hands of Africans themselves and that underdevelopment is down to the lack of a suitably ambitious worldview.

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