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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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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 …
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Donald Trump will be President. What Does this Mean for …

Following Donald Trump’s upset election victory, the public, pundits and policymakers all over the …
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Getting Meaningful Technical Assistance from Webinars: W …

The field of technical assistance, which provides support to programs and organizations to improve …
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Learning Together: Building Stronger Practitioner-Resear …

Promoters of evidence-based policies and practices are seeking to engage practitioners more fully in …
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Training Civilian Style: A Veteran's Perspective on Real …

By Clarissa A. Peterson Former Chief Human Resources and Ethics Office   Veterans Day is an …
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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 …