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.
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.
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.
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.
Consistent with CGD’s broad approach to development, our research posits that real economic empowerment for women will require approaches beyond those traditionally used (e.g. micro loans and grants, training programs, and mentorship networks.
Corruption in foreign aid takes many forms and is generally viewed as an obstacle to social and economic progress in developing countries. Less clear is how donor agencies and governments should address it.