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Explaining Nutritional Inequality in South Asia
October 23, 2023
A Call to Action to End Childhood Lead Poisoning Worldwide
October 17, 2023
Parent Training and Child Development at Low Cost? Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment in Mexico
August 09, 2023
Can at-scale, government-implemented parent training programs improve parenting practices and child development outcomes? This paper presents evidence on the effects of a low-cost, group-based early childhood education program that provided parent training and direct child stimulation in rural commu...
Taking Stock of Organizations with Impact Evaluation Capacity Headquartered in sub-Saharan Africa: A New Database and Landscaping Analysis
August 07, 2023
CGD conducted a landscaping exercise to better understand the current landscape of organizations headquartered in sub-Saharan Africa that boast impact evaluation capacity. The resulting database is intended as a resource for funders looking to advance locally led development; to help facilitate coor...
The Not-So-Invisible Hand of “Stewardship,” Within and Beyond Antibiotics: Implications of Non-Monetary Pharmaceutical Controls for Access to Medicines
August 07, 2023
A main driver of antimicrobial resistance is the misuse and overuse of antimicrobials. But lack of access to antimicrobials causes a large mortality burden and contributes to the spread of resistant infections. How can learnings from the use of control policies in other areas of medicine be translat...
Overcoming Barriers to Improve Antimicrobial Access, Innovation, and Stewardship in India
July 31, 2023
India is racing against the clock in its fight against antimicrobial resistance. A combination of complex regulatory and procurement systems, a lack of health insurance penetration, and little groundwork on state and national action plans has stymied progress. A multifold approach is needed to impro...
How Much Would Reducing Lead Exposure Improve Children’s Learning in the Developing World?
July 30, 2023
Around half of children in low-income countries have elevated blood lead levels. What role does lead play in explaining low educational outcomes in these settings?
Evidence Submission to the International Development Committee’s Enquiry on Investment for Development: The UK’s Strategy towards Development Finance Institutions
July 27, 2023
On June 27, 2023, CGD senior fellow Charles Kenny submitted evidence to the UK International Development Committee inquiry on “Investment for Development: the UK’s strategy towards development finance institutions and the effectiveness of aid spending through British International Investment (BII).”
GPGs and Where to Fund Them: The Startling Implications of Financing Global Public Good Provision for the Multilateral Development Banks
July 26, 2023
Public and policy discourse has been imprecise in its definition of what constitutes a global public good, with implications for our understanding of how MDBs contribute to them. Once this is corrected for, it becomes apparent that, except under restrictive conditions that are unlikely to hold in th...