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A Critical Year for Humanitarianism

article icon Issue Brief The international community is making a major push in 2016 to bring reforms to a global humanitarian system stretched close to the breaking point.

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Leave No One Behind

article icon Issue Brief Leave No One Behind is the headline of the Sustainable Development Goals, but without further definition and a plan to achieve this objective, it will be nothing more than soaring rhetoric.

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Fighting Corruption One Goal at a Time

book_alt2 icon Report The new global development agenda pledges to curb corruption and illicit financial flows. The United States can help make sure this commitment becomes more than just words.

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President Obama’s Africa Record: The Hard Road to a Genuine Partnership

On the cusp of his trip to Africa, how does President Obama’s record on the continent stand up?

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Fragile Progress

book_alt2 icon Report The risk that impoverished populations in fragile and conflict-affected states will be left behind by the United Nations' ambitious development agenda is increasing as member states negotiate the post-2015 development agenda, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals.

Delivering Development After 2015

article icon Issue Brief The conversation on the post-2015 development agenda is shifting from defining goals to financing and implementation, providing both opportunities and challenges as financing negotiations culminate in July 2015.

What the Millennium Development Goals Have Accomplished

With just 500 days left before the Millennium Development Goals expire, it is important to acknowledge all that they have spurred the world to achieve.

Africa 2.0: Looking to the Future

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, focused on investment in the next generation, sets the stage for sustained partnership, and a commitment to regularizing the U.S.-Africa dialogue can help ensure its success.

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What to Watch at the BRICS Summit in Brazil

The meeting of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa this week highlights the potentially positive role the group could play in revitalizing the global system of partnerships and alliances to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.

Applying Universal Goals to the United States

book_alt2 icon Report One of the most innovative elements of the emerging post-2015 global development agenda is a focus on universality. What would that mean in the United States?

The Case for Regional Compacts

article icon Issue Brief As the Millennium Challenge Corporation approaches its 10-year anniversary, it must explore and implement new aid approaches to stay on the cutting edge of international development best practices. Embracing regional compacts and regional threshold programs would allow the MCC to increase its number of beneficiaries and the sustained impact of its work at little to no additional cost.

Is Local Spending Better?

book_alt2 icon Report By better defining the rationale behind procurement reform, increasing transparency, and using current mechanisms to expand its partner base, USAID can greatly increase its partnerships with local institutions while also building support for this critical reform within the U.S. development community.

'Smart power', where development and defence meet

The Department of State, Department of Defense, and USAID need greater co-operation to tackle conflict and poverty in the world.

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The Role of the U.S. Government in Promoting Private-Sector Development Solutions

article icon Issue Brief A series of seismic changes are fundamentally altering how we should think about the relationship between public and private flows targeted at promoting development.

Tackling Tax Havens

Wholesale tax evasion, particularly in the developing world, can have devastating effects.

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