Public Event
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 11:00am

The Birdsall House Conference Series on Women seeks to identify and bring attention to leading research and scholarly findings on women’s empowerment in the fields of development economics, behavioral economics, and political economy.

Public Event
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 9:30am

Co-hosted by Data2X/UN Foundation, the International Development Research Centre, and CGD, the session will discuss, first, new evidence on what works to empower women economically and, second, how to measure the subjective dimension of economic empowerment. Interventions such as savings and micro-credit, and mentors and networks will be examined—Which work best, for whom and why? An update of the evidence in A Roadmap for Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment will provide insights on these questions.


Public Event
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 1:00pm

Please join the International Women's Health Coalition, Center for Global Development, Girls Not Brides USA, and Population Council for the 3rd Annual GIRL SUMMIT DC: "Keeping Our Promises to Adolescent Girls".

CGD Invited Research Forum
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 4:00pm

Can nation building be achieved by promoting social integration and a national identity among groups from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds? In his new paper, Professor Samuel Bazzi and his coauthors use a large resettlement program in Indonesia as a natural experiment to investigate the relationship between diversity and nation building. In their paper, their findings suggest that increased diversity is associated with nation building, where there are greater inter-ethnic marriage, less residential segregation, and no differential conflict in the program areas. They also find that the use of a national language helped mediate the increased scope for inter-ethnic interaction. These results may offer insights into the potential conditions in which ethnic diversity can be harnessed for improved social outcomes.

Public Event
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 9:30am

Join us for a discussion of the new report by CGD’s High Level Panel on the Future of Multilateral Development Banking, which offers a frank assessment of current MDB policies and practices, situating them in the context of new development challenges. For over five decades the multilateral development banks have combined financial heft and technical knowledge to support investments in post-conflict reconstruction, growth, and poverty reduction. However, the geo-economic landscape has changed dramatically in this century. There are new banks, and also new challenges that call for global collective action and financing of the sort the MDBs are well-suited to provide but have been handicapped in doing so effectively. How should the MDBs respond?

Public Event
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 4:00pm

Please join us for a unique event, where we will hear from the heads of five development finance institutions (DFIs) about how to unlock private resources for global prosperity. As public sector organizations set up to attract private wealth into development projects, these five DFIs together bring $50 billion to the table—and catalyze much more. 

Public Event
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 2:00pm

Please join us for a public forum with Vuk Jeremić, candidate for the position of Secretary-General of the United Nations. Designed to contribute to the increased level of transparency in the selection process to succeed Ban Ki-Moon, this event offers an important opportunity for open questions to Mr. Jeremić about his candidacy, and about his vision for the role, responsibilities, challenges and opportunities of the United Nations in the years to come.

Non-CGD Event
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 5:30pm

Over the past 15 years, people in low- and middle-income countries have experienced a health revolution – one that has created new opportunities and brought new challenges. It is a revolution that keeps mothers and babies alive, helps children grow, and enables adults to thrive. A new Center for Global Development book, Millions Saved: New Cases of Proven Success in Global Health, authored by Amanda Glassman and Miriam Temin with the Millions Saved team, chronicles this global revolution from the ground up. It showcases 18 remarkable cases in which large-scale efforts to improve health in developing countries succeeded and 4 cases in which promising interventions fell short of their health targets when scaled up. Each case demonstrates how much effort is required to fight illness and sustain good health. 

Non-CGD Event
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 1:30pm

The Center for Global Development book, Millions Saved: New Cases of Proven Success in Global Health, authored by Amanda Glassman and Miriam Temin with the Millions Saved team, chronicles a global revolution from the ground up. It showcases 18 remarkable cases in which large-scale efforts to improve health in developing countries succeeded and 4 cases in which promising interventions fell short of their health targets when scaled up. Each case demonstrates how much effort is required to fight illness and sustain good health.

Public Event
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 9:30am

Mexico and the United States have lacked a bilateral agreement to regulate cross-border labor mobility since 1965. Since that time, unlawful migration from Mexico to the U.S. has exploded. Almost half of the 11.7 million Mexican-born individuals living in the U.S. do not have legal authorization. This vast black market in labor has harmed both countries. These two neighboring countries, with an indisputably shared destiny, can come together to work out a better way.

Public Event
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 4:00pm

With the 50th anniversary of ADB as a backdrop, this event will examine how the bank is adapting to the dramatic changes in Asia, and what its role in the region should be in the years ahead. Does ADB financing still matter in a region that is seemingly awash in capital? How do the bank's leading shareholders like the United States and Japan see the institution's role going forward? Are new institutions like the AIIB partners or rivals, and how are they causing the ADB to adapt?

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 3:30pm

In many developing countries including South Africa, there is a stale debate regarding poverty over priorities between economic growth and equalizing incomes. South Africa’s Centre for the Development and Enterprise (CDE) has been exploring the advantages of a different approach to the poverty debate—one that emphasizes opportunity.

CGD Invited Research Forum
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 12:30pm

Measuring the returns to government capital is difficult because the services of government capital typically are provided free of charge. This implies that, unlike returns to private factors of production, returns to government capital cannot be inferred from observed factor payments.

Public Event
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 4:00pm

Millions of people live with the risk of rapid-onset disasters like cyclones, slow-onset disasters like drought, or the threat of conflict. We often wait for these crises to develop to collect money from donors, a delay that costs lives and dramatically raises the costs of responding. As a result, there was an $8 billion gap between what frontline agencies requested to tackle crises last year and what they received. 

Public Event
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 2:00pm

Please join us for a special event to mark CGD’s 15th anniversary, when IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde will give a speech highlighting the critical role of global collaboration to address the issues facing low-income developing countries. Last year, the international community came together to agree on historic goals to drive development across the globe through 2030. Today those commitments are now even more urgent as the global economy faces serious challenges - low growth, weak commodity prices, financial market volatility, and geopolitical uncertainties. The implications for the poorest nations are stark.

Public Event
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 2:30pm
The world was caught off-guard by recent mass movements of refugees and migrants from the Middle East and Africa. But this is not one brief storm to be weathered and forgotten. These mass movements will only continue in coming years as conflict, disasters, extreme poverty, and other hardships displace people from their homes. Today the recent rise in 'survival migration' is commonly cited to justify political upheaval and isolationism in both Europe and the United States. 
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 12:30pm

Is there a way to improve health care services amidst the limited physical and human capital in some developing countries? In this seminar, David Evans and Mario Macis will discuss the findings from their field experiment in Nigeria, where 80 primary health centers were provided with varying degrees of management training from SafeCare, an international organization that designs quality of care standards specific to health facilities in low- and middle-income countries. Through their experiment, the authors were able to differentiate between the effects of solely providing assessments and feedback and the effects of providing assessments, feedback, and implementation support to facilities for meeting the quality standards set by SafeCare.

Public Event
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 3:30pm

Donor governments are increasingly utilising direct partnerships with governments and local organisations as a way to deliver sustainable results. Whether called country ownership, aid localisation, or sustainable development, the evidence base around localised approaches to foreign assistance remains slim. New research from the Center for Global Development explores how and when ownership approaches can be effective, and what tools and mechanisms development agencies have at their disposal to implement such an approach.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 12:30pm

Join us for a seminar with economist Markus Haacker, who will discuss the motivations behind and findings from his forthcoming book, The Economics of the Global Response to HIV/AIDS. As in the book, Haacker will review the global impact of and response to HIV/AIDS to date. He will also address the long-term financial liability of the HIV/AIDS response and discuss the design of HIV/AIDS programs in light of the changing health and financial consequences of the disease.

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 12:30pm
A groundbreaking new international study released by the Tent Foundation and Open Political Economy Network (OPEN) powerfully highlights how accepting refugees and empowering them to succeed in the workforce can lead to significant economic growth, increased productivity and wages, new businesses and jobs, and increased international trade and innovation, among others benefits.  Specifically, the study demonstrates how investing a euro (or dollar) in welcoming refugees can yield nearly two in economic benefits within five years.




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