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9th Annual Birdsall House Conference on Gender Equality
October 25, 2023
Join us for this year's 9th Annual Birdsall House Conference on Gender Equality, where we will shine a spotlight on the theme, "Women on the Rise: Breaking Barriers in International Financial Institutions." This conference promises to be a thought-provoking exploration of the challenges women face, ...
Claudia Goldin and the Power of the Pill
October 24, 2023
I was thrilled when I read last week that Claudia Goldin had won the Nobel Prize in Economics. I have never met her but you could say I discovered her 20 years ago when her 2003 study with Lawrence Katz entitled “The Power of the Pill: Oral Contraceptives and Women’s Career and Marriage Decisions” w...
A GPG Window at the World Bank: With its Own Governance
May 22, 2023
The climate mitigation work is an urgent development mission. The world has probably already lost the battle to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2050. Even now, millions of people in developing countries are suffering and dying due to natural disasters and sea level rise made worse by past an...
USAID Administrator on a Truly New USAID Health Initiative—Can it Survive?
April 25, 2023
In a speech at CGD, USAID Administrator Samantha Power announced a new USAID initiative: promoting primary health care systems in developing countries. Will this welcomed initiative last beyond her tenure at the agency?
Remembering Dana Hyde, MCC’s Fourth CEO
March 09, 2023
Dana Hyde showed tremendous leadership and wisdom as the fourth head of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), serving for nearly three years during President Obama’s second term. These brief notes on her leadership are our way of providing a tribute to her major contributions to MCC’s effectiv...
Episode 7: How I got a PhD in Economics from Yale
November 18, 2022
The overarching theme of these episodes is the luck and privilege I’ve enjoyed—and my country has enjoyed—and the implications for my and my country’s responsibilities to the rest of the world. I was lucky to be born in America White and well-off; was lucky again as a baby boomer to enjoy the reprod...
8:30—12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)/ 1:30—5:00pm Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Future of Development Forum
October 28, 2022
Climate change, conflict, food insecurity, and pandemics. These global challenges are growing in urgency, and complexity—and they are not confined by borders. While wealthy countries are aging and their growth rates are faltering, the traditional manufacturing-led path to rapid growth in poorer coun...
Episode 6: Luck and the Privilege to Choose: What Reproductive Rights Have Meant for Me, in Two Parts
September 15, 2022
In the fall of 1968, when I was 22 and starting the second year of a two-year master’s program at the Johns Hopkins School of International Studies in Washington, DC, the man who would become my first husband told me about a college friend in New York needing $200 to help pay for an illegal but reas...
A World of Dangerous Debt Limbo
September 14, 2022
In March, the World Bank estimated that a dozen developing countries could default on their debt over the next 12 months. The warning signs are everywhere. Investors have pulled $50 billion from emerging-market bond funds this year, and the debt of nearly one-third of these countries is trading at d...