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March 7, 2012

United States
John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture: Transforming Foreign Aid: A Conversation with Rajiv Shah

Rajiv Shah, administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development, discusses how foreign assistance and development efforts can spread U.S. values, deter conflict, and shape a more peaceful…

April 20, 2018

Health Policy and Initiatives
Women and their children wait in line to receive a polio vaccine shot at a health centre in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Are There Still Shortcuts on the Road to Health? The Role of Philanthropy, Technology, and Community Health Systems

Nearly forty years ago, Jon Rohde wrote a paper that argued that the “road to health has shortcuts,” advocating a strategy of expanded childhood immunization that helped inspire the UNICEF and World …

September 23, 2013

Rule of Law
RTR13V0L Fighting Poverty with Land

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Ashok Sircar and Tim Hanstad o…

November 16, 2012

Foreign Aid
hillary_clinton_busan_qotw_foreign_aid_effectiveness_state Question of the Week: U.S. Foreign Aid and the Election

What does the election mean for U.S. foreign aid? Question of the Week posts review important questions and controversies in global development by providing background information and links to a ful…

October 1, 2014

India
A Delhi Metro Rail Corporation worker works amidst thick fog at a construction site in New Delhi. Governance in India: Infrastructure

After decades of underinvestment and mismanagement, India’s infrastructure is posing a significant threat to its economic growth.

September 4, 2014

India
Protesters hold placards against corruption in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh, April 7, 2011. Governance in India: Corruption

It remains unclear whether mounting public anger and flagging growth can catalyze India to address widespread official corruption.

September 27, 2006

Iraq
Iraq: The Way Forward - Reporting Iraq: Perspectives from Two American Journalists

Watch James Fallows of The Atlantic Monthly and Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washington Post discuss their new books and the current situation in Iraq.

June 10, 2013

India
Protesters carry candles as they shout slogans during a demonstration to mark the first anniversary of the Delhi gang rape in New Delhi, India. Governance in India: Women’s Rights

Several high-profile sexual assault cases in India have sparked a national debate over women’s rights and the need for social reform in a rapidly modernizing country.  

November 7, 2008

India
An Indian commando running into Taj Hotel before a gun battle in Mumbai, November 28, 2008. RAW: India’s External Intelligence Agency

India’s primary espionage agency and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) have long been at odds in a long-standing battle for influence.

October 7, 2015

Global
The Drug Tradeoffs in TPP Deal

One of the most contentious issues in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations is related to intellectual property and medicines. CFR’s Laurie Garrett reviews the intensifying debate among industry…