- Critical QuestionsBy Jennifer G. Cooke, Benjamin HubnerMay 2, 2016
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) announced in March that it had suspended its partnership with the government of Tanzania. Relations had been in freefall since last October, when elections in the semiautonomous islands of Zanzibar were annulled. The dispute puts at risk an MCC grant of $472 million intended to help Tanzania bolster its power sector.
- ReportBy Janet Fleischman, Cathryn StreifelApr 12, 2016
This report examines the U.S. strategy for women’s and family health in Senegal at the community, facility, and national levels, including U.S. financing mechanisms designed to increase Senegal’s capacity and quality of services.
- ReportBy Helen MoserApr 4, 2016
This report discusses the estimated $1 trillion annual global infrastructure gap and provides recommendations on how U.S. agencies and multilateral development banks can better incentivize private-sector investment in global infrastructure. While many private companies are looking to support infrastructure projects with readily available capital, they have not found a viable project pipeline.
- ReportBy Randall Reves and Sahil AngeloMar 23, 2016
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced that tuberculosis (TB) was the most common global cause of infectious disease deaths in 2014, when more than 9 million TB cases and 1.5 million TB deaths occurred.
- CommentaryBy David ThroupMar 18, 2016
The people of Zanzibar go to the polls on March 20 to choose a new president and government for the second time in five months. The previous election was annulled three days after the vote, in what was widely seen as a move by elements within the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) to prevent an imminent opposition victory.
- ReportMar 2, 2016
Ethiopia has made rapid, impressive progress in rolling out basic health care to its 95 million citizens. Now it must build on these efforts by improving the quality of these services and prioritizing the hardest-to-reach, most marginalized, populations.
- ReportBy Nellie Bristol, Chris MillardFeb 17, 2016
U.S.-funded global polio eradication assets provide valuable health services support in Ethiopia’s hard-to-reach border regions. The assets, including laboratory strengthening, health worker training, and vaccine cold chain support, contribute toward both countries’ health goals, including improved immunization coverage and disease surveillance capacities. The U.S.
- CommentaryFeb 5, 2016
Boko Haram militants launched a brutal assault on three villages just outside of the Borno State capital of Maiduguri on Saturday, fire-bombing houses, detonating improvised explosives and suicide vests, and leaving an estimated 85 to 100 people dead. Assailants reportedly seized food and livestock before torching the villages of Dalori, Walori, and Kofa.
- NewsletterBy Sarah Ladislaw, Zachary CuylerJan 21, 2016
- The U.S., the West, and Islam: The Real Meaning of ISIS's Expansion into Turkey, Afghanistan, and IndonesiaCommentaryJan 15, 2016
It is all too easy to react to each new terrorist attack by ISIS by focusing on that attack, on ISIS, and on terrorism, rather than the broader policy challenges involved.