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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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The West African Apparel Advantage

This week, West African clothing makers are at MAGIC in Las Vegas – the world’s largest apparel …
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The Ethics of Experimental Evaluations, Things You Can L …

Stephen Bell Vice President, Social & Economic Policy   Laura Peck Principal Scientist, …
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Performance Measurement? Proceed with Caution

A theme of the “New Management” is to better measure government performance and, in particular, the …
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Blockchain Solutions for the Poor

Jane Thomason, Ph.D.
Senior Global Advisor, Digital Transformations
Jane Thomason
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The World Development Report Is Powerful – but Is It Mem …

In 1926, John Maynard Keynes said that “everything is politics, nothing is policies”. Has the World …
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Common Core Revisions: What Are States Really Changing?

Jill Norton Principal Associate, Social and Economic Policy Jennifer Ash Senior Analyst, Social …
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Inclusion Matters for All Students

Brian Freeman Senior Analyst, Education   Todd Grindal Senior Associate, Education Like most …
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Internal versus External Validity in Rigorous Policy Imp …

Governments like to know if policies designed to help less-advantaged citizens, such as low-skilled …
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Black Boxes, the Counterfactual, and Bringing Order to R …

Laura Peck Principal Scientist, Social & Economic Policy and Director, Research & …
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Expenses - the Neglected Half of the Household Budget Eq …

Two papers released this month shed important light on the economic challenges facing low- and …
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The Global Progress on HIV and AIDS and the Work That Re …

Liza Solomon, DrPh Principal Associate, U.S. Health Division   Catherine Thompson, …
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Closing the Energy Access Gap in Sub-Saharan Africa

Approximately 1.2 billion people live outside of electrical grids. Of those people, 621 million are …