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September 4, 2018

India
India's Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (L) speaks as U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis looks on during a joint news conference in New Delhi, India September 26, 2017. Background Brief: Meet the U.S.-India “2+2”

The upcoming U.S.-India "2+2" dialogue marks a new configuration for an existing dialogue begun in the Barack Obama administration. Here's how the consultation has evolved.

March 7, 2012

United States
John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture: Transforming Foreign Aid: A Conversation with Rajiv Shah

Rajiv Shah, administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development, discusses how foreign assistance and development efforts can spread U.S. values, deter conflict, and shape a more peaceful…

September 5, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Podcast Krishna, 13, at her house in a village near Baran, in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, July 17, 2012. Krishna married her husband when she was 11 and he was 13. The legal age for marriage in India is 18, but marriages like these are common. Family Law Reform and Women’s Rights

Around the world, family law and criminal codes are rife with provisions that undermine women’s rights, safety, and economic opportunity. Rangita de Silva de Alwis, an advisor to the European Union o…

April 20, 2018

Health Policy and Initiatives
Women and their children wait in line to receive a polio vaccine shot at a health centre in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Are There Still Shortcuts on the Road to Health? The Role of Philanthropy, Technology, and Community Health Systems

Nearly forty years ago, Jon Rohde wrote a paper that argued that the “road to health has shortcuts,” advocating a strategy of expanded childhood immunization that helped inspire the UNICEF and World …

September 23, 2013

Rule of Law
RTR13V0L Fighting Poverty with Land

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Ashok Sircar and Tim Hanstad o…

November 16, 2012

Foreign Aid
hillary_clinton_busan_qotw_foreign_aid_effectiveness_state Question of the Week: U.S. Foreign Aid and the Election

What does the election mean for U.S. foreign aid? Question of the Week posts review important questions and controversies in global development by providing background information and links to a ful…

October 1, 2014

India
A Delhi Metro Rail Corporation worker works amidst thick fog at a construction site in New Delhi. Governance in India: Infrastructure

After decades of underinvestment and mismanagement, India’s infrastructure is posing a significant threat to its economic growth.

September 4, 2014

India
Protesters hold placards against corruption in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh, April 7, 2011. Governance in India: Corruption

It remains unclear whether mounting public anger and flagging growth can catalyze India to address widespread official corruption.

June 10, 2013

India
Protesters carry candles as they shout slogans during a demonstration to mark the first anniversary of the Delhi gang rape in New Delhi, India. Governance in India: Women’s Rights

Several high-profile sexual assault cases in India have sparked a national debate over women’s rights and the need for social reform in a rapidly modernizing country.