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Today, on #GivingTuesday, we’re kicking off our end-of-year fundraising campaign to support our efforts to improve the lives of millions around the world. Will you help us reach our $50,000 goal?

Every day, the Center for Global Development breaks through the noise, fake news, and political soundbites with independent research, data, and evidence to improve the lives of millions of families around the world. With new challenges in every corner of the globe, now, more than ever, we need to make sure global development is done smartly and sustainably.

The past year posed global challenges that leapt beyond what any of us anticipated, but our researchers dove in head first with recommendations for policymakers that had a big impact on the developing world. From proposing innovative ideas to address the international refugee crisis, to devising a strategy to increase the number of women in UN peacekeeping operations, to designing insurance schemes that help developing countries plan better for natural disaster response, CGD has made a big impact in the lives of people in some of the poorest and most vulnerable places in the world.

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With sincere gratitude,

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Masood Ahmed

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CGD blog posts reflect the views of the authors, drawing on prior research and experience in their areas of expertise. CGD is a nonpartisan, independent organization and does not take institutional positions.