CGD in the News

The Heat Discusses AIIB and US Allies (CCTV America)


CCTV's The Heat interviews Scott Morris regarding US concerns about the new China-led development bank, AIIB.

Clash of Civilizations? There's No Such Thing (Bloomberg Business)


Charles Kenny shatters perceptions about rising levels of religious conflict with evidence that the world is becoming more agreeable, not less.

The US Can’t Fix a Broken Patent System Alone (Bloomberg Business)


Charles Kenny writes about the broken patent system and suggests the U.S. lead a global, rather than domestic, response.

From the article:

"Bad patents are an increasingly global problem, and they need a global solution..."

The Debt Dilemma (Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk)


Senior Fellow Liliana Rojas-Suarez tells Monocle's radio show, The Foreign Desk, about the 1994 Mexico Peso Crisis and US bailout, a story that offers possible lessons for current and future crises. 

Listen to the episode.

Why the World Is So Bad at Tracking Dirty Money (Bloomberg Business)


Charles Kenny writes about why global money laundering regulations are ineffective, expensive to enforce, and unfair to poor countries.  He calls for increased accountability for the Financial Action Task Force and significant reform of money laundering laws.

On Trade and Immigration, the GOP Has It Backward (Bloomberg Business)


Passing immigration reform would benefit the economy far more than new free-trade deals. Why is Congress doing the opposite?

From Haiti's Earthquake to Ebola, He Had Five Busy Years at USAID (NPR)


On the US response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti: Several years later, a lot of the new housing and other promised aid hadn't materialized. Ben Leo, an analyst with the Center for Global Development — it's a non-partisan thinktank — says to this day: "We still have absolutely no idea where all the money went.... And we still have no systemic reporting on what the hundreds of projects achieved."

On Child Vaccines, the US Is Worse Than Libya and 109 Other Countries (Bloomberg Business)


The U.S. measles outbreak has shone a light on the growing number of parents opting not to vaccinate their children, despite overwhelming medical reasons to do so. Amid the often-vicious debate between anti-vaxxers and their critics, it's gone largely unnoticed that when it comes to vaccination rates, the U.S. is out of step with the rest of the world.


One-Third of Aid for Ebola Is MIA (International Business Times)


“If we think that most aid arrives too late to be useful to the outbreak itself, you would really expect to see more going to governments to deal with the long-term vulnerability of the health system,” Amanda Glassman, Director of Global Health Policy at a nonprofit called the Center for Global Development, says.

Lessons from Africa’s Hard-Won Victory over Ebola (Bloomberg Business)


The lesson of the Ebola crisis is that when faced with emerging infectious disease threats, the world needs to react faster and stronger—based on enhanced global cooperation and better preparation. Failing to do so could mean an even deadlier epidemic the next time.