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Strategic Investment in Surveillance for Pandemic Preparedness: Rapid Review and Roundtable Discussion
June 20, 2023
This policy paper examines the state of knowledge on investing in the “best buys” of surveillance for pandemic preparedness. We conduct a rapid literature review to assess the state of knowledge on the costs and benefits of investing in four selected types of surveillance for respiratory infections,...
CGD in the News
Devex Invested: Great expectations as Ajay Banga takes over World Bank
May 09, 2023
10:30—12:00 PM ET
Reinvigorating the Evidence Agenda at Development Organizations
May 02, 2023
Join us on May 24 for an in-person event co-hosted by CGD and 3ie that brings together research and operational experts from leading development organizations.
Preparing for the Next Pandemic—and the Next Season of Pandemic Proof
May 02, 2023
The investment case for bolstering global systems for pandemic preparedness and response is clear. Yet, COVID-19 exposed gaping holes in our collective ability to respond to pandemic threats. And even after more than 6.9 million deaths from COVID-19 and trillions in economic losses, financing and po...
A New Evidence Localization Initiative at USAID
May 01, 2023
Under a new Memorandum of Understanding, USAID, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and CGD plan to partner in exploring locally led evaluation and evidence generation approaches, with an initial focus in sub-Saharan Africa. An opportunity to advance evidence-informed policymaking and locally ...
CGD in the News
The US foreign aid budget could do a lot more good. This House bill wants to force it to.
April 25, 2023
Pandemic Proof: Beginning a New Era?
April 20, 2023
Over three years since it emerged, is the COVID-19 pandemic over? Amanda Glassman speaks with Ashish Jha, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator, about ending the emergency phase of the pandemic. Then Javier Guzman joins to reflect on the first season of Pandemic Proof.
How WHO Can Deliver On its Core Mission of Science, Knowledge, and Evidence
April 11, 2023
In this blog, we make the case that WHO should shift away from disease siloes and reorganize to streamline the cross-cutting functions that it delivers to member countries. The WHO has an opportunity to streamline its functions along the continuum of science practice—from registering clinical trials...
10:30—11:30 AM ET / 3:30-4:30 PM BST / In-person and Online
The Other Global Challenge: Pandemic Risks and the World Bank Roadmap
March 22, 2023
At the World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings last fall, shareholders called on the World Bank to develop a plan to better respond to global challenges. (CGD also held dialogues at the 2021 and 2022 Annual Meetings on this very issue.) In December, the Bank delivered a roadmap, which outlines its approa...
3:00—4:30 PM ET / 8:00-9:30 PM BST / In-person and Online
Beyond the Dollars: Ensuring World Bank Evolution Means Evidence and Impact Revolution, Too
March 27, 2023
This panel will explore ways to make genuine progress on development and global challenges, expanding beyond a narrow focus on mobilizing financing to examine how to enhance the impact of public and aid resources.