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Perspectives Blog

Clearing out the gray to deliver transparent solutions. That’s what we do as we bring clarity to answering the world’s toughest challenges. 

Blogging about our perspectives on issues — from affordable housing, child trauma and coastal restoration to universal health coverage, gender equality, blockchain technology, HIV/AIDS, influenza and more — invites readers to react and benefit from our thinking each and every day.

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Accelerating Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry in S …

Mikell O'Mealy
Senior Associate, International Development
Mikell O'Mealy
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Scant Evidence and Soaring Promises: New Research Needed …

A universal basic income (UBI) is a regular, substantial, and unconditional cash income available to …
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No Time to Waste: Public-Private Partnerships, Greater C …

Nadia Scharen-Guivel
Principal Associate, International Development
Nadia Scharen-Guivel
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Can We Predict the Future? The Promise of Predictive Ana …

Sung-Woo Cho, Ph.D.
Senior Associate, Social & Economic Policy
Sung-Woo Cho, Ph.D.
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Building the Evidence Base to Solve America's Toughest C …

Kathleen Flanagan
President & Chief Executive Officer
Kathleen Flanagan
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How Can We Measure Housing Security? Suggestions for HUD …

Jill Khadduri, Ph.D.
Principal Associate, Social & Economic Policy
Jill Khadduri
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Yes, You Can Generalize from Experiments!

Laura Peck, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist, Social & Economic Policy
Laura Peck
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Collecting Data When the Going Gets Tough

Kate Hausdorff
Senior Analyst, International Development
Kate Hausdorff
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Seven Ways to Use Blockchain for International Developme …

Jane Thomason, Ph.D.
Senior Global Advisor, Digital Transformations
Jane Thomason
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Why a Research Strategy Matters in Preventing and Respon …

Author: Pat Shifflett, Health & Environment  At first blush, the World Health Organization’s …
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Agricultural Development: A Valuable Tool for Peacebuild …

Author: Stephen Pelliccia, International Development Six years ago, in July 2011, South Sudan – the …
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Want to Get Ahead in Your Career? Speak Up!

In the first few days of my summer internship at Abt, my department VP told me the best advice he …