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April 16, 2020

World Health Organization (WHO)
What Does the World Health Organization Do?

Since its postwar founding, the UN agency has garnered both praise and criticism for its response to international public health crises, including a new coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

A medical worker wears a white protective suit, eye goggles, and a face mask while taking a person's temperature in China.

March 3, 2020

Eastern Europe
The Security Implications of Human Trafficking

Panelists discuss how human trafficking fuels conflict, drives displacement, and undercuts the ability of international institutions to promote stability. This meeting is cosponsored with CFR’s Wo…

Play Young Nigerian women, rescued from human traffickers, gather in a shelter, some in a bed and some on chairs,

October 30, 2013

Emerging Markets
Emerging Voices: Natalie Bugalski and David Pred on the Dark Side of Development

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Natalie Bugalski and David P…

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June 25, 2018

International Organizations
AIIB: Is the Chinese-led Development Bank a Role Model?

The following is a guest post from Tamar Gutner, associate professor of international relations at American University’s School of International Service, who is writing a book about the birth and des…

Picture shows the logo of AIIB on a stone in front of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank building on January 17, 2016 in Beijing, China.

November 29, 2017

China
To Make China’s Female Entrepreneurs Count, Let’s Go Beyond Just Counting Them

Natalie Au is an intern for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. This week, the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit began in Hyderabad, India, focusing on the theme of “Women…

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May 7, 2015

Human Rights
Rethinking Accountability at the World Bank

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Natalie Bridgeman Fields, Esq…

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February 20, 2014

Development
Welcome to the CFR Special Series on Global Justice

In the coming months, the Development Channel will devote a special series to the theme of Global Justice. We will explore the relationship between written law, access to justice, and the realization…

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February 10, 2014

Development
Keep the World Bank Accountable

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Natalie Bridgeman Fields, fo…

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March 20, 2015

Europe and Eurasia
Financing a New Ukraine

Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko discusses her country’s economy, including its ambitious reform agenda and recent International Monetary Fund package.

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May 22, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
Legal Barriers to Women’s Economic Participation: Progress and Challenges

Despite the relationship between women’s labor force participation and growth, legal barriers continue to inhibit women’s economic potential around the world. According to the World Bank’s 2018 Women…

Podcast Women trainees during a Female Dump Truck Driver Programme training session held by the Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC), in Tharparkar, Pakistan. September 21, 2017.