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CGD Summer Reading Guide

Need a book for that weekend on the beach? Check out what CGD experts are reading, from thoughtful explorations of the migration crisis to page-turning crime thrillers.

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Forests Can Help Us Achieve the SDGs

Achieving the SDGs with the Help of Rainforests

Tropical forests can help people live safer, healthier lives less affected by climate changeWell-managed tropical forests prov... Read Full Story

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Four Practical Steps to Jump-Start Foreign Assistance Reform

As Congress considers cuts, Cindy Huang and Jeremy Konyndyk propose a set of reforms to repair the existing fragmentation of US foreign aid.

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Technology, Innovation, and the American Dream

The bottom line of a new study on the economic impact of H-1B visas? High-skilled migration benefits workers in both India and the US.

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Kalipso Chalkidou

CGD Welcomes New Global Health Director

CGD is delighted to welcome Dr. Kalipso Chalkidou as a senior fellow and the new director of the Global Health Policy program.

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Christine Lagarde and Masood Ahmed at CGD in July 2017

Christine Lagarde on the World’s Economic Challenges

The latest CGD podcast recaps a recent conversation between Christine Lagarde and Masood Ahmed on the promise, perils, and future of the global economy.

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Violence, Poverty, and Child Migration

What drives child migration in Central America—and why does it matter? Michael Clemens presents groundbreaking research on the relative effects of violence and economic drivers on migration from Central America to the United States.

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How the US Can Help Sudan's Debt Crisis

Providing relief for Sudan's massive debt will require US cooperation. John Hurley discusses three ways Congress and the Administration could help provide relief that benefits both the US and Sudan.

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Harnessing the Blockchain for Development

Michael Pisa and Matt Juden lay out the potential benefits of blockchain technology for development, and the challenges that will require good data and coordination to solve.

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A Practical Vision for US Development Reform

To maintain US relevance in global development and prevent fragmentation among the 20+ agencies responsible for US foreign aid, Jeremy Konyndyk and Cindy Huang recommend a series of reforms across four core areas.

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