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Last fall, CGD and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched a report by the joint Sound Banks for Healthy Economies working group. We round up highlights from two of those discussions here, organized by common themes that ran through the events.
The Center for Global Development is building on our initial efforts by launching the COVID-19 Gender and Development Initiative. This new initiative will aim to promote gender equality and long-term prosperity in low- and middle-income countries by informing global and national decisionmakers' policy responses to the current pandemic and future crises.
On 17th March, the Dutch will make their way to the polls to elect a new government. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte remains largely popular at home for his management of the pandemic through an “intelligent lockdown” and seems to be heading towards a fourth term.
The UK government plans to reduce its aid budget from 0.7 percent of its gross national income (GNI) to 0.5 percent.Today we publish a note that provides an analytical overview of the proposed cuts and potential impacts.
Last month, the Bangladeshi government began moving Rohingya refugees from camps in Cox’s Bazar to Bhasan Char, a remote and flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal, against the protests of the United Nations (UN), aid groups, and the refugees themselves.
In December, PASEC released its new results on the quality of schooling in 14 francophone African countries. PASEC data offer a unique perspective on what the 50 million primary school students of these countries are learning. Here are five takeaways.
Coordination is essential to effective humanitarian action. As a recent policy paper argues, an area-based approach would better align humanitarian action around the needs of crisis-affected people – compared to the cluster system. To understand how this approach operates at the local level and its benefits and challenges, Patrick Saez spoke with Noorina Ani, Abdul Wodood Elemyar, Farkhunda Samsoor and Jahanzeb Daudzai of NRC Afghanistan about their experiences with the “Urban Displacement Out of Camps” programme.
Patrick Saez, Noorina Ani, Wodood Elemya, Farkhunda Samsoor and Jahanzeb Daudzai
Future generations are (currently) blameless, our actions leave them in peril, but we can do something about it. All of this is utterly true of climate change, and it is why rich countries (that disproportionately pollute) should take the lead in paying for climate change mitigation and adaptation.
The last 50yrs have been marked by a dramatic reduction in poverty and an explosion in research on development, yet challenges remain. Our new series aims to harness the lessons learnt and build upon the burgeoning body of research.