Blended Finance is (Still) A Mess
February 21, 2024
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The Future of Education in Afghanistan: Zuhra Faizi and Rob Jenkins on the CGD Podcast
October 20, 2021
CGD's Susannah Hares speaks with Zuhra Faizi of Harvard and MIT and Rob Jenkins of UNICEF about the history and current status of Afghan education, the role of community-based schools, and what international institutions must do now to keep Afghan children in school.
Lagos to Mombasa: How Do We Accelerate EU-Africa Investment?
October 07, 2021
CGD’s Mikaela Gavas joins Gyude to discuss barriers to private investment in health and infrastructure projects and how a new initiative—an Accelerator Hub—could help local businesses and institutions in Africa develop financially viable proposals and connect them with investors.
Lagos to Mombasa: How Do We Evaluate (and Rank) Commitment to Development?
September 23, 2021
CGD’s Ian Mitchell joins Gyude to discuss the newest edition of the Commitment to Development Index, which ranks 40 of the world’s most powerful countries on policies that affect more than 5bn people in poorer nations. How do Africa’s development partners rank?
Lagos to Mombasa: Can Agriculture Drive Economic Growth in Africa?
September 09, 2021
This episode of Lagos to Mombasa asks: could ag policy be a means to post-COVID-19 recovery in Africa? Linda Manda of Standard Bank Group and Gillian Pais of McKinsey & Company join Gyude to discuss the true potential of the agriculture sector, not just in addressing Africa’s own food security n...
Lagos to Mombasa: How Does Africa Attract Private Investment to Meet Its Development Needs?
August 26, 2021
In this episode of the new series Lagos to Mombasa, Abebe Aemro Selassie of the IMF and Charlie Robertson of Renaissance Capital join Gyude Moore to discuss how to increase investment in transportation, power, water, health, and education infrastructure to spur economic growth in African countr...
Demystifying Special Drawing Rights (SDRs): Adrienne Cheasty on the CGD Podcast
August 19, 2021
CGD's Mark Plant and University of Oxford's Adrienne Cheasty, formerly of the IMF, discuss how SDRs work, what the IMF's new allocation means, and what needs to happen to ensure its effectiveness.
Lagos to Mombasa: How Does the Pandemic End in Africa?
August 12, 2021
This first episode of the new Africa-centered podcast series Lagos to Mombasa examines how African governments can shape their responses to the pandemic and prepare for the future. Patrick Tippoo of Biovac and the African Vaccine Manufacturing Initiative and Prashant Yadav from CGD join Gyude M...