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This event will be co-hosted with The Development Policy Centre in Acton, Australia. Researchers from CGD will discuss new initiatives aimed at regulating this migration, drawing on experience around the world.
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Over the next 80 years, the world will experience significant demographic shifts. Developed countries are seeing massive reductions in their working-age populations, due to a combination of below-replacement fertility and increased longevity. The impact of this is already being felt, with the private sector in many countries demanding an increase in the number of workers available and the types of skills that they possess. At the same time, developing countries are seeing massive increases in their working-age populations. Many of these new labour market entrants will enter increasingly developed local economies, others will migrate regionally in search of opportunities. And others will seek work elsewhere, in places such as the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia, to pursue fulfilling livelihoods and send remittances back home. Managing migration to the benefit of all involved is therefore one of the most pressing issues of our time. In this public event, researchers from the Center for Global Development (CGD) will discuss new initiatives aimed at regulating this movement through a Global Skill Partnership model. The discussion will draw on experiences between Central America and the United States, between sub-Saharan Africa and Europe, and between the Pacific and Australia, shedding light on new developments in migration policy, and what lessons they could hold for our changing world.
Professor Satish Chand, Professor of Finance, School of Business, University of New South Wales; Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development
Ms Helen Dempster, Assistant Director and Senior Associate for Policy Outreach for the Migration, Displacement, and Humanitarian Policy Program, Center for Global Development
Refreshments will be provided prior to the forum in the foyer outside of Acton Theatre from 5-5:30pm.
This web conference will gather an international panel of clinicians, academics, and policy makers to discuss the pressing priority-setting issues raised by COVID-19 around the world. We aim to learn from one another how best to navigate the ethical challenges every country faces.
Ghanaian Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, joins CGD President Masood Ahmed to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa, the state of the continent's response, and the challenges ahead. As Chair of the joint Bank-IMF Development Committee Minister Ofori-Atta has collaborated with his South African counterpart (current Chair of the African Union) to lead a joint African response to COVID19. After two virtual meetings under their leadership, the African Finance Ministers requested $100 billion in support, as well as debt relief, to deal with the economic fallout of the pandemic. How will the Development Committee meeting in two weeks advance that agenda? What lies ahead for Africa and for international development cooperation both during and beyond this unprecedented crisis?
Successful suppression of COVID-19 in the United States will require urgent and decisive action by state, local, and community leaders across the country. To support effective decision-making, top global health security leaders have released a COVID-19 Frontline Guide. Developed in response to calls from local governments for more information on how to protect their communities, the online tool features eight indicators of progress for self-assessment and seven key actions that each include checklists of decision points. The guide provides a framework to help local leaders establish effective strategies to fight the outbreak, both by reducing transmission of the disease and by supporting their communities effectively. The website and guide will be discussed at an online webinar on Tuesday, March 31 at 12:30 pm ET. Register below, and we will provide the Zoom information before the event.
Aid agencies are scrambling to adapt as the COVID-19 pandemic is felt throughout the world. Join TNH Senior Editor Ben Parker as he speaks to leading experts and practitioners from across the humanitarian sector to discuss some of the most pressing issues. How will COVID-19 impact crisis-affected and already-vulnerable communities? How is the humanitarian sector adjusting to life under the shadow of a new global pandemic? Where should priorities lie? And what does this crisis reflect about the changing face of vulnerability?
Novartis Access is a new line of mostly branded generic NCD medicines offered at a wholesale price of US$1 per treatment per month. Please join us for a seminar featuring Peter Rockers and Veronika Wirtz, who will present findings from recent and ongoing work examining Novartis Access in Kenya, the first country to receive the program. The researchers will first present evidence from a randomized controlled trial of the impact of Novartis Access on the price and availability of NCD medicines at health facilities and households. They will then present evidence from their latest analysis, which explores patient willingness-to-pay (WTP) for Novartis Access-branded generics compared to unbranded generic equivalents. The researchers will discuss their findings in light of current policy reforms in Kenya. Finally, the seminar will examine lessons learned from the RCT of Novartis Access and its potential implications for other pharmaceutical companies, along with the broader global health community, in developing and implementing programs to improve access to medicines.