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August 25, 2022

West Africa
Preventing Conflict in Coastal West Africa

The Global Fragility Act allows the United States to encourage greater stability in Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, and Togo over the next ten years, argues Eric Silla, though it will be contentio…

A police officer looks on protesters blocking the road in Conakry, Guinea.

March 10, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Renewing the Global Architecture for Gender Equality

UN Women has the potential to make serious progress on gender equality and equity—but the U.S. government needs to help make this a reality.

Four women stand together with raised fists during a protest in Brasilia, Brazil, on International Women's Day.

August 29, 2022

Mozambique
Stabilizing Mozambique

Mozambique faces a host of challenges, from escalating climate crises to an ongoing insurgency in the country's northeast, that the United States can help contain with funding from the Global Fragili…

A convoy of Rwandan soldiers drives by Mozambicans on a roadside.

May 21, 2013

Sexual Violence
Ending Child Marriage

The practice of child marriage is a violation of human rights. Every day, girls around the world are forced to leave their families, marry against their will, endure sexual and physical abuse, and be…

June 1, 2017

Development
Building Inclusive Economies

Given the strong evidence of the returns on women’s economic inclusion, this issue merits a higher place on the U.S. economic and foreign policy agenda. The Donald J. Trump administration should build on recent reforms to promote inclusive economies and launch an effort to address legal barriers to women’s economic participation; increase access to capital, especially among small- and medium-sized enterprises; catalyze investment in women; promote technology and innovation; and support research and data collection in this area.

December 14, 2011

South Korea
Busan High-Level Forum: From Dead Aid to Better Development?

The Busan High-Level Forum (HLF)—which met from November 29 to December 1 and involved more than three thousand delegates from nearly one hundred sixty countries as well as representatives from inter…

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June 11, 2014

Sexual Violence
Fragile States, Fragile Lives

Overview Existing evidence suggests that the correlation between child marriage prevalence and fragility should be examined more closely, as many of the countries with the highest rates of the pra…

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April 27, 2011

Maternal and Child Health
Family Planning and Economic Growth

Overview One of the greatest challenges facing some of the poorest developing countries is the urgent need for comprehensive, integrated reproductive health services, including family planning. If…

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December 12, 2018

India
India and the World

India’s capability to grow in a carbon-scarce world will determine the fate of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Women walk among windmills in Jaisalmer, India, on March 8, 2017.

June 7, 2000

Indonesia
The Paradox of Free Market Democracy

This paper will situate the recent problems in Indonesia in a more general framework that I will call the paradox of free-market democracy. The basic thesis I will advance is as follows. In Indonesia…

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