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January 8, 2013

Education
A coordinator at Bread for the City food pantry in Washington, DC fills up a bag of food to distribute (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters). Globalization and Rising Inequality: A Big Question and Lousy Answers

While freer trade makes everyone collectively richer, the impacts are unequal. There are winners and losers, and even among the winners there are some who gain a great deal and some who gain very lit…

January 5, 2009

Capital Flows
Shrinking Reserves Shrinking Reserves

The experience of the 1997-98 East Asian crisis encouraged many developing countries to accumulate vast sums of foreign exchange reserves in order to self-insure against future crises. As our chart…

October 8, 2008

Monetary Policy
Can the G7 Save the Market? Can the G7 Save the Market?

The Federal Reserve has announced a series of extraordinary measures to unclog credit markets. However, credit markets remain frozen, and as the graph above indicates, the equity markets have respo…

August 10, 2012

Foreign Aid
RCT-QOTW-randomized-controlled-trial-evaluate-development Question of the Week: Are Randomized Controlled Trials a Good Way to Evaluate Development Projects?

Question of the Week posts review important questions and controversies in global development by providing background information and links to a full spectrum of analysis and opinion. Today’s post ta…

May 4, 2016

Asia
Play RTX1X4XK_EC.jpg Integrating the Region and Bridging Differences

Experts assess regional opportunities to realize economic integration through trade agreements and infrastructure investment.  

October 6, 2008

Global
CFR Kicks Off Group Blog on Pressing International Issues

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has launched the "CFR Forum" (http://blogs.cfr.org/forum), a new group blog, featuring a series of expert discussions moderated by CFR fellows. The forum will a…

November 19, 2008

China
Financial Crisis May Worsen Poverty in China, India

The global financial crisis threatens to hamper poverty alleviation efforts in India and China, responsible for lifting the largest numbers of the world’s poor out of extreme poverty.  Political or s…

February 18, 2010

Foreign Aid
Beyond Relief: Helping Haiti

Related Readings: The Road to Recovery What Haiti Needs

February 18, 2010

Foreign Aid
Beyond Relief: Helping Haiti

Watch experts discuss the political and economic challenges facing Haiti and the role foreign aid can play in the country's recovery and development.

June 5, 2009

Monetary Policy
The return of Bretton Woods Two? (or Bretton Woods 2.1?)

If you read the headlines earlier this week, you might well have concluded that the dollar’s days as the world’s leading reserve currency are numbered. Yu Yongding of China’s Academy of Social Sc…