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Republicans, Democrats, and Development Policy

What do the 2016 Democratic & Republican Party platforms say about the parties' visions for US development policy? Beth Schwanke flags causes for optimism and opportunities for improvement.

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Bronze Yu

Disaster Insurance: When Aid Isn't Enough

Disaster aid is often too little, too late, but there may be a solution—disaster insurance. Speaking at CGD, Theo Talbot and other experts in the field present new arguments for insuring against catastrophe.

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IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde with CGD President Nancy Birdsall

Lagarde Champions Global Cooperation

Low economic growth and rising inequality are fueling waves of nationalism and populism that threaten international cooperation, according to IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, who emphasizes global cooperation in our latest podcast.

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Commitment to Equity

The Commitment to Equity offers research and analysis to support governments, multilateral institutions, and nongovernmental organizations in their efforts to build more equitable societies.

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Private Investment

CGD research examines donor efforts to help developing countries improve their business climate and foster entrepreneurship, and research into ways to increase the positive impacts—and avoid pitfalls—of foreign direct investment.

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Brexit and Global Development

The UK's departure from the EU will have resounding repercussions on the global economy, including a decrease in remittance flows. CGD experts dissect Brexit's consequences for the world—and for the world's most vulnerable.

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Todd Moss testifies about the role development finance in promoting market solutions to poverty and insecurity

Development Finance: the Future of US Economic Assistance

Development finance is our ace in the hole for spurring economic growth and bolstering security in developing countries, says Todd Moss to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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Forests: Nature's Carbon Trap

While "clean coal" falters and the world scrambles for innovative ways to capture carbon, Jonah Busch reminds us that forests are already a safe, cheap, and reliable repository for greenhouse gases.

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Tomek Nacho

Brexit is a Wake-Up Call for Development Economists

The Brexit vote illustrates what can happen when people feel their job opportunities are suffering due to liberalized trade policies. If we want open migration and trade policies, we need to focus on domestic job losses.

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Trade Policy and Negotiations

CGD’s examines how trade policies affect developing countries and what the shift from multilateralism to regional and bilateral trade negotiations means for more vulnerable members of the international system.

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