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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…

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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.

A woman makes brooms at her roadside stand on a busy street in Ahmedabad, India. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

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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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.

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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October 18, 2016

Energy and Climate Policy
Sustaining Fuel Subsidy Reform

Overview Fuel consumption subsidies threaten the fiscal and economic health of countries around the world. Economists widely agree that the subsidies, which reduce consumer prices for petroleum an…

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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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April 27, 2011

Maternal and Child Health
Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Overview Millions of women in developing countries still have more children than they want, and with every pregnancy, a woman faces the risk of death. Continued high fertility is also linked to gl…

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December 9, 2002

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Balkans 2010

Overview Despite years of involvement by the United States and its allies, the Balkans region is suffering from economic stagnation and high unemployment; hundreds of thousands of refugees still a…

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