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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 Paris Agreement Has Entered into Force. Now What?

Just under a year ago, at the 21st meeting of parties to the 1992 U.N. Framework Convention on …
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Behavioral Health 2.0: The Trauma-Informed Way

Just as we near a monumental election in the U.S., big cultural changes are taking place in the way …
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One More Time With Zika: Investment in Prevention Costs …

Deborah Klein Walker Vice President & Senior Fellow, U.S. Health   Christopher …
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Pandemic Preparedness: Moving Beyond Public Health

A pandemic is the global spread of an infectious disease. While Ebola didn’t meet the definition, it …
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In Renewable Energy, Latin America and the Caribbean Sho …

In the years ahead, the world’s developed and emerging economies must accelerate their transition to …
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Beyond Just a “Phase:” Acknowledging the Role of Diversi …

In a piece for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Connections blog,  Abt’s Tara Earl writes …
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Is Poverty Falling Over the Long Run?

While Overall Poverty Has Decreased Recently, Trends in the Last Decades Differ Widely Across Age …
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Are Voters More Polarized? The Answer is Complicated

As we head into what seems to be one of the most vitriolic presidential elections in recent history, …
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The Private Housing Market: Friend or Foe?

In Evicted, Harvard Sociologist Matthew Desmond paints a damning portrait of one segment of the …
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Using Behavioral Nudges to Increase the Use of Governmen …

The idea of using behavioral theory – and especially low-cost “nudges” informed by behavioral …
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Can Open Data Make Government More Transparent in Mexico …

As the Open Government Specialist for USAID’s Mexico Economy Policy Program (MEPP), managed by Abt …
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The Missed Opportunities between mHealth and mAgricultur …

In a recent ICTforAg event, co-sponsored by Abt Associates, several of us with public health …