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    Should we give money rather than aid?

    As an author of a recent impact evaluation looking at the effects of purely unconditional cash transfers… more

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    Why summits still matter

    It is easy to be skeptical about the kind of meetings that US President Barack Obama, Chinese President Xi… more

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    How to tackle violence against women

    Your name is Sarah. You live in New York, or perhaps Nairobi, where you divide your time between caring for… more

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    4 classic leadership mistakes to avoid

    One of the best things about starting my career in a big organization like the U.S. Navy was the opportunity… more

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    A new treatment for tuberculosis?

    The body responds to tuberculosis infection by locking the bacterial offenders into tiny clusters of immune… more

  • A woman uses firewood to cook food at Sapay, Achham Forum Article

    Putting a lid on deadly cooking practices

    Home is where the heart is. It’s also where the hearth is. And for the three billion people around the… more

  • Residents are seen in the Villa 31 slum near Buenos Aires Forum Article

    How should we measure poverty?

    Most countries in the world measure their poverty using an absolute threshold, or in… more

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    5 questions you must ask in a job interview

    “So, what questions do you have for us?” It’s the inevitable question that comes at the end of… more

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    How to make the most of human waste

    A British “poo bus” went into service last week, powered by biomethane energy derived from human waste… more

  • A teacher conducts lessons in class at a public school in Madrid Forum Article

    The key to treating a stutter

    Most speech and language disorders of early childhood are obvious right from the start. If a child is having… more

  • An overweight woman sits on a chair in Times Square in New York Forum Article

    Why we all struggle to make healthier choices

    Diseases linked to smoking tobacco, a lack of exercise, drinking alcohol and eating… more

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    Are skills really a panacea for unemployment?

    The blog I posted to debate with my Bank colleague Wolfgang Fengler the chicken-and-egg question of which… more