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Financing Development

For every dollar in the pocket of a potential donor, there are dozens of ideas to improve the human condition. Financing development involves weighty decisions at every level from multilateral donor institutions to the concerned citizen wondering where a small donation would make the most difference. Grants, loans, partnerships, venture capital – every development project, from hydroelectric power plants to tiny knitting cooperatives, depends on solid data to make sure every penny is well spent.

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  • 06 June 2018
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Designing more effective financial products for the poor

Microfinance is often heralded as a panacea for poverty in developing countries, but in order to design more effective and more equitable products,...

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  • 30 April 2018
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Aid fragmentation and aid effectiveness: the latest evidence

A common view in recent years has been that the effectiveness of development assistance is reduced when donor countries fragment their contributions...

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  • 25 April 2018
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Financial innovation for development: lessons from the slums of India

Grants for grassroots community development in urban areas can produce new forms of entrepreneurship among the poor. This column outlines how a...

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  • 26 March 2018
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Per diem: the petty corruption that hurts African development

The pursuit of daily allowances has become a widespread trend across the administrations of African countries, diverting funds and focus away from...

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  • 08 February 2018
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China’s overseas development programs: busting “rogue donor” myths

Some Western commentators portray Beijing’s aid flows to developing countries as motivated by a desire to prop up corrupt ruling elites, secure...

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  • 08 February 2018
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Coping with commodity price volatility: an idea for exporting countries

Flexible exchange rates help developing countries cope with volatile prices of the commodities that are typically their main exports; but the lack of...

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