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Giddy Optimism on 2015

Three big conferences next year could affect the next two decades of global development.  The first will bring world leaders to Addis Ababa in July for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development. 

The Lesson of London’s Sewers for Clean Government

This week, we’ll launch a CGD Working Group report on Publishing Government Contracts at the Open Up? conference in London.  That’s an appropriate location not just because the UK is a leader in government contract publication, but also because London is a city that was made considerably safer and more pleasant by an early example of open contracting –involving the construction of the main drainage system by Joseph Bazalgette 150 years ago.