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The World Bank's headquarters
Blog Post

From supporting African development to partnering with middle-income countries and development finance, here are seven priorities that will define Malpass's presidency.

FY20 Budget Request: Humanitarian Funding
Blog Post

President Trump’s FY2020 budget request landed with a thud on Capitol Hill Monday. Once again, the administration is proposing deep cuts to the international affairs budget and, once again, members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have pledged to reject the proposed reductions in US development and diplomacy spending.

Gyude Moore
Blog Post

Gyude Moore, former Minister of Public Works in Liberia and current visiting fellow at CGD, on aid branding, what China does differently, and what innovation could help developing countries save big on infrastructure. 

A Syrian schoolteacher, now working in Jordan. Photo by Russell Watkins/DFID
Blog Post

The 2016 Jordan Compact was game-changing to how host countries and the international community respond to protracted refugee situations.