International Development

Economic Fallout from the COVID-19 Crisis on Developing Economies

By and ·April 14, 2020
Harvard Kennedy School, and The Fletcher School, Tufts University

The Issue:

Thus far the coronavirus pandemic has hit some of the world's richest economies particularly hard. The United States, Italy, Spain, France and the United Kingdom were the five countries experiencing the highest known death tolls from COVID-19 as of mid-April 2020. But this does not mean that emerging

...
Read more

Can Conditional Cash Transfers Break the Cycle of Poverty?

By ·September 24, 2018
Georgetown University

The Issue:

Programs that give cash to the poor in exchange for a commitment to keep children in school or provide them with basic medical care have become among the most important anti-poverty programs in some countries around the world. These conditional cash transfer programs have grown from just two, in Mexico ...
Read more