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Yesela Javier Inglés, a food vendor at the Mercado Bolívar in Lima, poses in her stall
Blog Post

September 18 marks the world’s first International Equal Pay Day. To that end, CGD and colleagues have prepared a joint policy memo that identifies roles for government and the private sector in closing gender pay gaps. Explore the recs >>

A man hands out face masks to a man and woman
Blog Post

A few targeted actions now, backed up with commensurate resources, can help ensure the developing world gets back on a path to shared prosperity sooner rather than later.


Join the Center for Global Development, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the African Union for a high-level discussion with some of the world’s most prominent voices on economic development and global health. The event will focus on the economic impact of COVID-19 on Africa, longer-term health and social consequences of the outbreak, and how global cooperation and the international response to the pandemic may evolve going forward. The conversation will also explore the broader health and development implications for Africa and reflect on salient lessons learned during this unprecedented time in our shared history.

A skyline at dusk of Maputo, Mozambique
Blog Post

We see six major benefits of these investments for both Mozambique and the new US agency that cut across development, economic, and security interests, outlined below.