Adverse conditions early in life often have long-lasting negative effects. This column examines what policy-makers can do to mitigate the...read more ›
For every dollar in the pocket of a potential donor, there are dozens of ideas to improve the human condition. Financing development involves weighty decisions at every level from multilateral donor institutions to the concerned citizen wondering where a small donation would make the most difference. Grants, loans, partnerships, venture capital – every development project, from hydroelectric power plants to tiny knitting cooperatives, depends on solid data to make sure every penny is well spent.