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Our motto at CGD is “Independent research & practical ideas for global prosperity.” Translating ideas to action requires world-class policy research, effective outreach, and teamwork with colleagues in many global institutions, When everything goes right, my colleagues at CGD produce some real gems that command global recognition.
This just happened to CGD senior fellow David Wheeler, whose work with colleagues at the World Bank and United Nations Development Program has received the first annual prize for excellence awarded by the journal Climate Policy.
Another distinguishing feature of my colleagues at CGD is their passionate support for ground-level development projects in poor countries. In this vein, I’m happy to report that David and his co-authors are donating their prize money (1,000 euros) to Solar Aid, an NGO that promotes rural solar power development in East and Southern Africa.