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2013 paper from the New America Foundation reviewing existing scholarship on mobile phone use in the developing world and critically examining the potential downsides versus building more broadband infrastructure to support PCs.
2012 study in World Development on the transfer of Asian agricultural practices to Africa, and the outcomes of a pilot program.
2013 paper in the World Bank Research Observer that estimates, under an optimistic scenario, a billion people could be lifted out of extreme poverty by 2027.
2013 study in The World Bank Economic Review on key lessons learned from the 2008 food crisis and the widely divergent regional outcomes and effects.
2013 review of scholarly literature and think tank reports on conflict in Mali in the context of deeper history, and related issues.
Roundup of recent studies that bring a scholarly, data-driven lens to questions around the Arab Spring.
2013 study from the Polytechnic University of Milan and the University of Virginia on the growing rates of international land and water purchases by nations and corporations.
2012 scholarly literature review regarding microfinance programs and their effects in developing African countries.
2009 study in The Quarterly Journal of Economics showing that community monitoring can play an important role in improving service delivery when traditional top-down supervision is ineffective.
2012 study in the Journal of African Economies examining complex trends relating to growth and poverty reduction on the African continent.
2010 policy paper in Science exploring the consequences of policies relating to the export of ivory from African countries.
2009 study from Yale on how soldiers in Uganda’s civil war are more likely to engage in post-conflict political participation.
2012 review of research studies on violent and transnational crime and its broader social impacts in the developing world.
2012 literature review of research studies relating to HIV/AIDS in Africa and its prevention and treatment.
2009 study in World Development on how mobile technology can help farmers thrive.
2011 report in Psychological Science on individual self-enhancement bias and societal levels of income inequality.
2012 report by the Congressional Research Service on the current status of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in central Africa and U.S. deployment to that region.
2011 study in Review of World Economics analyzing the case of Ghana to see how countries might avoid the so-called resource curse.
2012 Congressional Research Service report on the state of U.S. refugee policy.
2012 study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the effects of social networks in the 2011 uprising in Egypt.