Blended Finance is (Still) A Mess
February 21, 2024
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2024: EU Development Cooperation at a Crossroads
February 23, 2024
This year will be pivotal in shaping how the EU defines its role beyond its borders. With heavy political pressures on budgets, multiple crises on its doorstep and continuing double standards, the EU’s credibility as a major international development actor is at stake.
A Preview of Upcoming Research on MDB Reform from Think Tanks across the Globe
February 06, 2024
Today, the Center for Global Development is announcing an exciting partnership with six think tanks in the Global South to produce new research on how the MDBs should reform to better support the development needs of client countries and meet today’s challenges.
CGD Podcast: Supporting Women Economists in Latin America with Ana María Ibáñez
December 14, 2023
CGD's Eeshani Kandpal speaks with the Interamerican Development Bank's Ana María Ibáñez about her recent report on women economists in Latin America, the reflection of cultural norms in education and the workplace, and the importance of role models and mentors in shaping expectations.
Bottlenecks in Africa’s Infrastructure Financing and How to Overcome Them
December 11, 2023
In this blog we review the teeming landscape of infrastructure initiatives in Africa and the challenges faced by investors and suggest ways of overcoming them.
The EU’s Carbon Border Tax: How Can Developing Countries Respond?
November 15, 2023
On 1st October, the EU soft launched its Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), which aims to help avoid “carbon leakage”, where companies move their production to country with less stringent climate policies. Reporting requirements will start from 2024 and full charges will come into effect in ...
The Case for National Carbon Federations
November 13, 2023
The creation of a “forest carbon economy,” where countries reap the economic benefit of the emission reduction contributions of their forests, is increasingly seen as an important source of income for countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific. Brazil’s President Lula is promoting the cre...
The Resilience Indicator in 2023: How Resilient Are Emerging Markets Now Relative to 2019?
November 08, 2023
How stable do emerging markets look now, in 2023? Which countries would be most and least resilient if another global adverse shock were to happen? A simple indicator constructed from a small set of economic and institutional variables was able to identify in 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and...