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People wait outside in a special overflow area to be admitted to the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria. Many of the province’s hospitals are full.
Blog Post

Enough. We cannot continue business as usual. Until this crisis is over—and over everywhere—exiting the COVID-19 mass casualty event must be the singular focus of the international community.

An image of the Covid-19 vaccine
Blog Post

Since the start of 2021, the pandemic has taken a more hopeful turn with the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. As such, an increasing number of public and private sectors in many settings are considering the introduction of COVID-19 vaccination certificates or similar instruments as a safe passage into the new normal.

A photo of the US border fence with a blue sky above
Blog Post

As the new US administration seeks to manage a large spike in migrants at the southern border, it has signaled plans to try to influence migrant decision-making in Central America through extensive public information campaigns.


Please join the Center for Global Development (CGD) for a conversation featuring Representative Joaquin Castro—Chairman of the new House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Development, International Organizations and Global Corporate Social Impact—on US development policy priorities and challenges facing the 117th Congress.