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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.

Graphic that says Governments should actively support contract publication and ensure redactions are justified and time-limited.
Blog Post

Please join us next Thursday, March 14 at CGD’s DC office as we launch the Principles on Commercial Transparency in Public Contracts. At their heart is the idea that redaction on the grounds of commercial sensitivity should only occur if it is in the public interest.

Energy for Growth Hub logo
Blog Post

For the past 18 months, CGD has incubated the Energy for Growth Hub, a new initiative dedicated to the idea that energy should be an enabler, not a barrier, to human potential. The Hub is now ready to fly on its own.

Doctors Reviewing Cases
Blog Post

Innovation is a critical tool in the global fight against disease—especially for tuberculosis (TB), an infectious disease that primarily affects the poor and vulnerable and ranks among the top 10 causes of death in the world.