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In timely and incisive analysis, our experts parse the latest development news and devise practical solutions to new and emerging challenges. Our events convene the top thinkers and doers in global development.

Publication

The arrival of a new leadership team in Brussels provides an opportunity for Europe to reinvigorate its role as a global development power and to build a true partnership with its continental neighbour, Africa. These tasks have never been more urgent. 

Blog Post

The grim picture for SDG-related infrastructure finance in low-income countries (LICs) is by now familiar. Nancy Lee examines salient evidence about the state of funding for infrastructure in LMICs.

Shirina Akter with refrigeration machinery she teaches with in her classroom at UCEP school, Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 2016.
Blog Post

The call to economically empower women in developing and emerging economies at long last has significant financial ba

A building in a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
Blog Post

This Sunday marks two years since Myanmar’s military dramatically escalated its systematic campaign of violence against the Rohingya, causing over 700,000 of the long-persecuted and stateless population to flee to Bangladesh. Even if repatriation began tomorrow, estimates suggest a significant number of refugees would remain in Bangladesh over ten years from now. The international community and Bangladesh can’t afford to just plan for the short term.