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Innovative Finance

CGD’s work seeks to inform how we can structure effective partnerships between donors and private investors.

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Combatting Corruption

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.

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Nancy Birdsall

Celebrating Global Impact for 15 Years… and Counting

Join like-minded global citizens working to promote prosperity by becoming a 2016 CGD Society member today.

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Tomek Nacho

Brexit: Threats and Opportunites for Global Development

As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, there is much uncertainty about the effects of the decision on development. Owen Barder explains the potential consequences, for better or for worse.

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UK and EU Flags
Dave Kellam

United Europe: A Unique and Inspiring Enterprise

With the UK's European Union membership in the balance, Sir Brian Barder and Owen Barder make a final case for participating in "a shining example of international cooperation which inspires the rest of the world."

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Forests in the Spotlight

On June 15, John Kerry and Vidar Helgesen signed a joint statement to protect forests. While the statement falls short on new commitments, it spotlights the critical importance of forests to climate objectives.

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Syrian refugees
Mstyslav Chernov

Welcome All "Survival Migrants"

Despite current migration policies, the line between fleeing persecution and seeking economic opportunity is blurred. Owen Barder and Hannah Postel call for greater protections for all survival migrants.

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Improving Health Aid in the Face of Scandal

Is suspending health aid an effective response to corruption? Bill Savedoff, Amanda Glassman, and Janeen Madan advocate using health program outcomes—rather than corruption levels—as the guiding benchmark for donor decisions.

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Syrian refugees in Lebanon
Anthony Gale

Refugees and Asylum-Seekers: Getting the Facts Straight

In Europe, the debate over refugees and asylum-seekers has been plagued by inflated figures, confused labels, and political gridlock. In honor of World Refugee Day, Owen Barder and Hannah Postel shed some light on the facts.

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10 Recommendations to Maximize Technology's Impact on Development

New technologies boost development, but their impact is largely determined by the context of design and rollout. Charles Kenny uncovers 10 key lessons on how donors can achieve maximum impact.

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