Her book puts something new on the table. Women don't need to buy into the internal obstacles that the prevailing culture imposes. They can make themselves happier by leaning in at work and speaking up about the tough choices that the external obstacles create.
As government officials from the Friends of Syria sanctions working group prepare to meet in Tokyo on November 30, we thought we'd highlight two new developments that reinforce the case for using preemptive contract sanctions in Syria.
Earlier this month, Africa gave the world some very good news. The Economist magazine reported that the continent as a whole had experienced some of the steepest drops in child mortality ever seen anywhere.
The decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last year to increase the allowable level for blending ethanol with gasoline was a major factor in driving demand for ethanol -- and corn prices -- up sharply.
Unlike so many other places, people don't come to CGD only to score points or to win intellectual arguments. Instead, they come to present their arguments and listen to others and then go away and refine their own thinking.
How much will donor governments reach into their shrinking wallets to finance IDA's health, infrastructure, and agriculture projects? How much financial creativity have donors and World Bank management brought to the table? The answers are mixed.
Emergency food aid would be more effective if it were financed on a multi-year, cash basis -- rather than on a year-by-year, reactive basis -- using forward contracts, call options, or other instruments available on futures markets.