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Chris Blattman - Research, international development, foreign po

Chris Blattman - Research, international development, foreign po

Director’s Blog CBO Releases "Updated Estimates of the Effects of the Insurance Coverage Provisions of the Affordable Care Act, April 2014" April 14, 2014CBO and JCT have lowered their estimates of the net federal cost of the ACA’s insurance coverage provisions—to $1.4 trillion over the next decade, about $100 billion less than estimated in February. read more CBO Releases "Updated Budget Projections: 2014 to 2024" April 14, 2014The deficit will decrease to $492 billion in 2014, CBO projects. CBO Releases "Testimony on Increasing the Minimum Wage: Effects on Employment and Family Income" March 12, 2014Director Doug Elmendorf testified on the effects of raising the minimum wage, noting that such an increase would boost family income for many low-wage workers but that some jobs for low-wage workers would probably be eliminated.

Engineers Without Borders Canada - What's New March 12 2013 at 11:41 The EWBers: Round 2! When I hear the term "long-time EWBer" there are many names that jump to mind and Robin Farnworth is definitely at the top of the list. After attending the first EWB conference in 2002, Robin struck out on a path to create change. October 26 2012 at 11:35 A new venture & a new partnership with Samara Canada EWB Canada is proud to announce that a new venture is beginning to test the waters of political engagement in Canada, led by Ian Froude. August 8 2012 at 15:11 Systemic, Scalable Change Goes National In Ghana It's an exciting time to be at an Agricultural College in Ghana, whether you're an Administrator, a Lecturer, a student, or a member of EWB. June 21 2012 at 19:40 Letter from George Roter – The human face of systemic change in Malawi Two weeks ago I arrived in Lilongwe. June 13 2012 at 09:01 Canada's moment to lead innovation for more effective aid April 11 2012 at 12:20 The Delusion of Canadian Compassion – A challenging perspective

Cassandra Does Tokyo Blog | Growing Blue | Water. Economics. Life. On March 21, the Columbia Water Center will partner with the U.S. Water Partnership to present “Making the Grade: How to Fix America’s Failing Water Infrastructure,” a live webinar to be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT. Registration is available online at Read More IDA recently celebrated our 40th Anniversary as the leading global association focused on desalination and water reuse. We can't expect much water infrastructure investment from Washington, D.C., yet we still must find solutions. I’d like to believe our country is very much aware of the threat to our existing water infrastructure resources, especially after our recent report on water stress and climate variability. The American Water Summit is one of the most important water-related events of the year for anyone involved with the water sector at a senior level. Tags: economy, energy, future, labor, water, water cost, water scarcity, water use Posted in Economics, Environment, Future

Demand Side Blog International Rainwater Catchment Systems Association Brendan Nyhan David Gergen is the prototypical Washington wise man, an experienced operative who has served under four presidents and was famously brought into the Clinton White House to provide more experienced leadership. When he's not working in the White House, though, he often makes the rounds as a pundit - and you'll never guess how he thinks President Obama should solve his problems! As Mark Halperin noted on Twitter, Gergen called this week for the administration to hire a "heavyweight" to get his agenda moving in Congress: David Gergen, who has worked for both Republican and Democratic presidents, said the president needs to bring in a Washington "heavyweight" who is schooled in moving an agenda through the capital. It's advice he's repeated again and again over the years. "What good president have done -- most effective presidents have done have then supplemented those -- that inner circle with heavyweights whom they can look to."

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