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This Washington Post editorial cites CGD's Commitment to Development Index as "the benchmark against which development promises are measured".
From the editorial:
"To make development policy effective, the rich world needs to take a broad view of its interactions with poor countries, factoring in not only aid, trade and migration but also contributions to the poor world's military security, environmental prospects and access to investment capital and useful technology. As it happens, the work of meshing these disparate policies into one analytical framework has already been done: For the past three years, the Center for Global Development in Washington has scored 21 rich countries' contributions in each of these categories and published the results in Foreign Policy magazine. This Commitment to Development Index could be the benchmark against which development promises are measured."
Nancy Birdsall's Foreign Affairs article, "How to Help Poor Countries" was cited in this article appearing in the Barbados Advocate.
From the article
"Making reference to the July/August issue of Foreign Affairs, in which Nancy Birdsall and others contributed to the matter of How to Help Poor Countries, Arthur noted that the argument has been made, that to help developing countries help themselves, wealthy nations must begin to lift the burden they impose on the poor. Currently he said, the developed world uses international trade agreements to impose costly and onerous obligations on poor countries."
Nancy Birdsall's recent Foreign Affairs article was cited in this New York Times Magazine piece by James Traub.
From the article
"...asked why it was that Vietnam, long isolated from the West, has been growing so much faster than Nicaragua, a major recipient of aid. "The answers are internal," they wrote. "History and economic and political institutions have trumped other factors in determining economic success."
CGD's latest working paper, "Ghost of 0.7%: Origins and Relevance of the
International Aid Target" by Research fellows Todd Moss and Michael Clemens is cited in this BBC article about aid donations development.
CGD President Nancy Birdsall was cited in this New York Times article by Celia Dugger about the UN Summit in New York.
"It's a failure of the tactical and policy process inside the administration, perhaps because of distractions," said Nancy Birdsall, the founding president of the Center for Global Development in Washington. "It suggests these development issues aren't that high on the agenda. The administration hasn't seized the moment."
CGD's research on Advance Market Commitments was cited by the Finacial Times in an article discussing the newly formed International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm).
Read Owen Barder's blog analysis of the IFFIm on CGD's Vaccines for Development Blog.
Andrew Meldrum reporting in the Guardian UK cites CGD's research on Zimbabwe.
"Zimbabwe's decline in maize production has been dramatically greater than its neighbours over the past five years," said the Washington-based Centre for Global Development. "The policy of land seizures and the chaotic disruptions on the farms is likely the main reason the staple maize production fell by three-quarters."