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Hindsight is 20/20, can we give foresight prescription lenses?

There are many challenges confronting decision makers in building robust and effective policies. They must balance pressing short-term needs with long-run challenges. They must confront these varying demands while facing imperfect knowledge of the…

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Glamming up data for smallholder resilience in the Horn of Africa

A pile of numbers, or the key to smallholder resilience in places that need it most? A data revolution is quietly unfolding in sub-Saharan Africa and empowering sustainable development and resilience for a new generation of policymakers. Variability…

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Setting priorities for policy research for development in Egypt

The following story was originally published on the Egypt Strategy Support Program website. Egypt’s food markets are full of fresh fruits and vegetables, and the local souks feature skillfully crafted furniture, scarves, and jewelry. These products…

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Growing food for growing cities

The world’s urban population is growing rapidly. According to a new publication from The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, more people live in urban areas than rural areas today, and by 2060, 66 percent of the world’s population will live in cities.…

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