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A Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Framework for the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE)

This evaluation identifies existing literature in the secondary education sector and builds a framework for learning that spans the entire PSIPSE portfolio. More

Newsrooms Increasingly Leveraging Platforms Such as Facebook, Google

Journalism has played a critical role in pushing for accountability into the practices of companies such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter, yet newsrooms are increasingly leveraging such platforms as they seek out a sustainable future, according to a report by the Tow Center for Digital Journalism. More

Impact Investment Marketplace Growing, Becoming More Diverse

The impact investing marketplace is growing and more diverse with allocations across a wide range of geographies, sectors, asset classes, and stages of businesses, according to a report by The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN).  More

Comprehensive History of North Korea’s Nuclear Program

The Center for International Security and Cooperation has published an extensive literature review that provides a comprehensive picture of the evolution of North Korea’s nuclear program. More

Assessing Mexico’s Response to Forced Disappearances

A report by I(dh)eas, Litigio Estratégico en Derechos Humanos developed in partnership with several families of missing persons in Mexico and submitted to the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances outlines Mexico’s shortcomings in addressing the rising numbers of forced disappearances in recent years. More

Reversing the Damage of Segregation in Chicago

Following a 2017 report on the cost of segregation in Chicago, the Metropolitan Planning Councilhas released 24 recommendations to restore financial equity to residents and neighborhoods most affected by segregation and racism.  More

Promoting Anti-Corruption Reforms in Mexico

A report from the Washington Office on Latin America examines how corruption threatens the integrity of Mexico’s electoral processes, the role of corruption officials in facilitating and perpetrating violence and human rights abuses, and the effects of graft, embezzlement, and corrupt business practices on economic growth and inequality. More

Growing Number of Republican Voters Think Global Warming Caused by Human Activity

A report by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication finds that since Fall 2017 Republican registered voters have become more convinced that human-caused global warming is happening and are more supportive of several climate policies.  More

Livelihoods at Risk as Freshwater Species in Africa’s Largest Lake Face Extinction

Seventy-six percent of the freshwater species in East Africa’s Lake Victoria Basin are threatened with extinction, according to a report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. More

Establishing an Independent National Prosecutor’s Office in Mexico

A report by the Washington Office on Latin America and the Due Process of Law Foundation asserts that the creation of a new, independent National Prosecutor’s Office will play a critical role in strengthening Mexico’s troubled criminal justice system. More