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CGD experts offer ideas and analysis to improve international development policy. Also check out our Global Health blog and US Development Policy blog.

 
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Remembering Benno Ndulu

The CGD family is mourning the recent loss of our friend and colleague, Benno Ndulu. Benno was a towering intellect and a forceful policymaker. He was also a friend to CGD.

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Stephan Klasen Postdoctoral Fellowships for the Global South

Last week, the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Göttingen posted a call for two postdoctoral fellowships in honor of Stephan Klasen, a development economist who has written extensively about gender inequality in the Global South. The fellowships celebrate a truly distinguished economist and a wonderful human being whose career has been cut short by illness but whose contributions to economics are enduring.

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What We’re Reading in Summer 2020

In a year marked by pandemic and protest, good books are more important than ever. We're back with more hand-picked recommendations from CGD's staff and researchers to help you better understand, empathize with, or escape the world.

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On #GivingTuesdayNow, Support CGD

Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a day for global giving in response to COVID-19. Please support our work producing timely, evidence-based policy proposals for addressing the pandemic’s development impacts by donating now.

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The Evolution of Think Tank Research Communications: Here’s What I’ve Learned

I’ve spent the last six years working in think tank research communications – from the International Growth Center (IGC), to the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), and now at the Center for Global Development (CGD). Over this time I’ve learnt a lot about the nature of think tanks, research impact, and the role of communications within these types of organisations. How has the role of think tank research communicators changed, and where do I see it going in the future?

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Welcome to the New CGD Website

The Center for Global Development is pleased to announce the launch of its new website! The modernized site brings you more of the same great research and analysis, with a renewed focus on how CGD’s research relates to current events and global development debates—and with a sleek updated design of course.

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