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Cheryl Doss
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Cheryl Doss is a Senior Lecturer in African Studies and Economics at Yale University and a Public Voices Fellow at The Op-Ed Project. She is also a founder of the Gender Asset Gap Project.

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To Help the World's Poor -- Start With Data?

(1) Comments | Posted September 27, 2014 | 4:31 PM

Fundraising appeals to help the world's poor usually focus on compelling causes that tug on our heartstrings, such as sending children to school or feeding them nutritious meals. It is harder to build a compelling case for "improved data collection." Yet, health, education, microfinance and land titling programs all depend...

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Sending My Son to Central America: A Mom's Reflections on Unaccompanied Children

(21) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 1:04 PM

Last month, I put my teenage son, unaccompanied, on a plane to Central America. We stood in line together as he checked in and obtained his boarding pass. As he waved good-bye and headed through security, I watched with a heavy heart.

He was only going alone as far...

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One Thing Every Couple Should Discuss, but Doesn't

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 3:07 PM

As spring approaches, yet another wedding invitation appears in my mailbox. Grace is now focused on her wedding dress and bridal shower, planning for her big day in June. She and her fiancé have negotiated many details including who will be invited to the wedding and what food will be...

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