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On Monday, March 15, The Center for Global Development hosted a discussion on A New Way to Promote Economic Growth: Charter Cities featuring Paul Romer, Senior Fellow, Stanford Center for International Development (SCID) and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development. As one of the leading growth economists of our time, Romer discussed his idea for a profoundly new way to reduce poverty in the developing world: chartering new cities to create centers of growth and prosperity within developing countries. These cities let people voluntarily move to a place with rules that provide security, economic opportunity, and improved quality of life. Charter cities give leaders more options for improving governance and investors more opportunities to finance socially beneficial infrastructure projects. They also harness the forces that have been among the most successful at reducing poverty in developing countries over the past few decades. Nancy Birdsall,President, Center for Global Development, moderated this talk.
The Center hosted a conference entitiled "Washington Contentious: Issues in Global and Domestic Inequity." This event was co-sponsored with the Inter-American Dialogue and featured Bolivian President Jorge Quiroga Ramírez as keynote speaker.
The Center hosted a photo exhibit - A Broken Landscape: HIV & AIDS in Africa. The evening included a discussion with Paul Kwengwere Program Support Director, ActionAid Malawi; and Paul Ehmer, Global Bureau of Health, USAID.
The Center for Global Development and the Institute for International Economics launched the new book, Delivering on Debt Relief: From IMF Gold to a New Aid Architecture by Nancy Birdsall and John Williamson with Brian Deese.
Center for Global Development non-resident fellow and professor at the Kennedy School of Government Lant Pritchett and Harvard University Professor Michael Woolcock presented "Solutions when the Solution is the Problem: Arraying the Disarray in Development."