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January 25, 2011

Overinterpreting Carol Browner’s Departure

News last night that energy czar Carol Browner will be leaving the Obama administration has been roundly interpreted as the death knell for serious climate policy. Politico reports several reactions:…

October 1, 2018

United States
How Does the U.S. Spend Its Foreign Aid?

With President Donald J. Trump advocating for deep cuts to U.S. foreign aid, debate has renewed over the role of foreign assistance funds in boosting growth, promoting democracy, and saving lives.

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May 8, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
New From CFR: Isobel Coleman on Aid to Egypt

On the new Ask CFR Experts feature today, I consider the question of whether the United States should continue economic aid to Egypt. "The answer," I write, "is a resounding yes." As I add, however: …

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November 8, 2012

Development
New From CFR: Stewart Patrick and Isobel Coleman on the Millennium Development Goals

This week, CFR senior fellows Stewart Patrick and Isobel Coleman wrote blog posts about what should follow the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). They focus on a new report from Canada’s Center for…

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April 1, 2011

Human Rights
Egypt in Turmoil: CFR Analysis by Isobel Coleman

Having just returned from Egypt, the Council on Foreign Relations’ Isobel Coleman sat down with CFR Director of Studies James Lindsay to discuss the recent turmoil in the country.  

November 8, 2005

Development
Microcredit Gaining Momentum, Says Council’s Isobel Coleman

Microcredit, also known as microfinance, is a widely touted development technique that extends small loans to entrepreneurs in poverty-stricken areas. Microcredit loanshave now reached 100 million pe…

February 15, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women and Girls in STEAM Education

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Carol Jenkins, …

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November 15, 2018

Education
U.S. Strategy on International Education: Why Does It Matter?

USAID Administrator Mark Green and a panel of representatives from government agencies discuss the U.S. government strategy on international basic education and the linkage between international educ…

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September 10, 2014

Development
Unlocking the Potential of Women Entrepreneurs

This post is from Isobel Coleman, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) senior fellow and director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy initiative, and Dina Habib Powell, global head of corporat…

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August 12, 2014

Energy and Environment
How to Make Fuel Subsidy Reform Succeed

A few weeks ago, Yemen’s government took the bold – some might say foolhardy – step of winding down a fuel subsidy program that was costing it billions of dollars. Overnight, fuel prices in the count…

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