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The Global Compact on Migration: An Opportunity for Innovation

The Compact is about more than improving migration policies—it has the potential to grow economies, says Kate Gough. In order to achieve that, we need to consider more innovative approaches that focus on partnerships and international cooperation.

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What a New Survey of Aadhaar Users Tells Us

CGD researchers bring new data to the debate around Aadhaar, the world's largest biometric ID system, previewing of the results of a large-scale household survey in Rajasthan.

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Can Bitcoin Improve Financial Inclusion?

As the value of Bitcoin continues to skyrocket, Mike Pisa examines what this digital currency could mean for financial inclusion.

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Canadian Minister Bibeau on Family Planning

At a recent CGD conference, Canadian Minister of International Development Marie-Claude Bibeau made the case for policies that emphasize reproductive rights for women’s economic empowerment. Read or listen to her full remarks.

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USAID's Smart Strategic Transitions

In a new policy paper, CGD researchers review lessons learned from past USAID country transitions, and provide recommendations, benchmarks, and tools for sustained country engagement.

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Shaping the Next Century of Migration

As leaders gather to negotiate the Global Compact on Migration, Michael Clemens argues for the inclusion of a Global Skills Partnership—a bilateral agreement that could benefit all parties involved.

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Birdsall House Conference on Women

On Thursday, CGD hosted its Annual Birdsall House Conference on Women. This year's event focused on new evidence on the links between access to contraception and women's economic empowerment.

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EU-Africa Summit: Shaping the Future of Migration

Migration is center stage at this week's African Union-EU summit. Anita Käppeli and Ehui Adovor argue migration between Africa and Europe is inevitable, and explore ways to make it safe and mutually beneficial.

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Giving Tuesday

This #GivingTuesday, Help CGD Make a Global Impact

Now, more than ever, we need to make sure global development is done smartly and sustainably. Join us this Giving Tuesday to help solve humanitarian challenges with research-driven policy.

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Seven Ways to Help Zimbabwe

In the wake of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s resignation, Todd Moss lays out seven ways to help Zimbabwe on its path to democracy and prosperity.

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