With rigorous economic research and practical policy solutions, we focus on the issues and institutions that are critical to global development. Explore our core themes and topics to learn more about our work.
In timely and incisive analysis, our experts parse the latest development news and devise practical solutions to new and emerging challenges. Our events convene the top thinkers and doers in global development.
Welcome to the Center for Global Development's Press Center!
The Center for Global Development’s communications team is standing by to assist reporters on deadline. Our experts can provide analysis, commentary, data, and unique expertise on the global development and economic issues that are driving the news cycle. You can search for experts by their area of expertise here. To arrange an interview or to be added to our press list, please contact Holly Shulman, Communications Director, by phone or email at +1202.416.4040 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can subscribe here to our weekly newsletter, events invite list, and topic specific newsletters. You can also follow CGD on Twitter at @CGDev. Or send us an email with your interests and we would be happy to add you to our press lists.
CGD's Todd Moss was quoted in this New York Times article about his role in the recent Nigerian debt deal.
From the article:
"There is some pain on both sides, but it is also a good deal for both sides," said Todd Moss, a fellow at the Center for Global Development, a nonpartisan research institution in Washington that proposed elements of the deal.
Learn more about CGD's research on Nigerian Debt
Senior Fellow William Cline is quoted in this Financial Times article on the WTO's upcoming Doha Round.
From the article:
The G20 at some point must decide whether it wants a deal, says William Cline, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington. "If there is an insistence on keeping self-injuriously high tariffs as an option, then the thing is not going to fly."
Learn more about CGD's research on Trade and Development
Access the article (PDF)
This Reuter's article on the impending Nigerian debt deal sites Research Fellow Todd Moss. Dr. Moss heads the Center's initiative on Debt Relief for Nigeria.
From the article:"The whole point of the PSI is so they can go to the Paris Club to negotiate the debt," he said, adding that negotiators "are looking for the IMF to give them the thumbs up."
The Center for Global Development, an independent think tank based in Washington, has recommended that Nigeria be eligible for Paris Club debt forgiveness, and lobbied for the type of debt buy-back proposal agreed to in June.
Moss said the tentative deal seemed fair for all parties.
Research Fellow Stewart Patrick, who heads CGD's research on Security and Development was interviewed for this VOA article on UN reforms.
From the article:
On another issue, the U.N. summit agreed to replace the discredited Commission on Human Rights with a Human Rights Council. Stewart Patrick, a U.N. expert with the Center for Global Development, says that is a positive step.
"It is absolutely essential to get rid of the Commission on Human Rights, which has allowed some of the worst abusers - Cuba, Libya and Sudan, and others - to actually have leadership positions, as well as membership, in a commission that is supposed to be protecting human dignity and advancing freedom," he said. "What the major abusers have discovered, is that they can make, exploit the bloc voting that occurs in the United Nations General Assembly to actually get themselves elected to this, and that this is one of the best ways to blunt international oversight over what they are actually doing to their citizens."
Nancy Birdsall was quoted in this New York Times article about Paul Wolfowitz, highlighting the importance of the future of the World Bank.
From the article
"I don't hear any new vision yet," said Nancy Birdsall, founder of the Center on Global Development, a nonpartisan research organization here. "The big issues are not about internal management but about what the role of the World Bank is going to be in the 21st century. Right now, the banks products are still 1960's-style products - loans to governments, infrastructure loans."
Senior Fellow William Cline's latest book The United States as a Debtor Nation, is the subject of this Reuters article.
"By delaying the adjustment, we make the inevitable correction much more wrenching," he told a luncheon co-sponsored by IIE and the Center for Global Development.
This report from the State Department highlights comments made at the CGD event, "Transatlantic Divide? Post-Summit Views of Aid and the MDGs".
CGD Research Fellow Michael Clemens is quoted in the article:
"Michael Clemens, a CGD research fellow, predicted at the meeting that within four years or five years countries will abandon the Millennium Development Goals agreed to at the United Nations in 2000 because they do not provide enough focus on countries' actual achievements.
He said some poor countries are making progress in providing more economic opportunities and in increasing school enrollments but still falling short of the goal benchmarks."