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Events

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Upcoming

October 18, 2019
Extensive international evidence demonstrates that investing in women makes good business sense. Yet despite the clear commercial case for investing in women as entrepreneurs, workers, and consumers...
October 18, 2019
In January 2018, Liberia took a significant step in its nascent democratic history. His Excellency, George Manneh Weah, a celebrated soccer star, was sworn in as President while his predecessor,...
October 18, 2019
For OECD-DAC countries who still provide substantial volumes of aid, do we agree on and still care about principles, measures and comparisons of what makes development aid “effective”?...
October 18, 2019
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is high on the global development agenda and this past year has seen several global mobilizing moments and calls to action. Yet progress to date has been slow and...
October 22, 2019
The Center for Global Development is pleased to host Millennium Challenge Corporation Chief Executive Officer, Sean Cairncross, for his first major Washington policy speech since being confirmed in...
October 22, 2019
Global development is increasingly intertwined with state fragility. Poverty is becoming concentrated in fragile states, and conflict, violent extremism, and environmental stresses can emerge from...
October 24, 2019
For several years, Africa has gained a reputation as the next frontier for tech and social enterprises. In reality, the startup economy is growing with more and more venture capital firms making...
December 4, 2019
Governments and donors are increasingly focused on the use of evidence in evaluating human development programs and setting policy priorities.  This master class will provide early career...
December 10, 2019
Every year, the Birdsall House Conference on Women brings together leading academics and policymakers to discuss cutting-edge research focused on improving outcomes for women in low- and middle-...

Past

June 13, 2018
Five members of the Zimbabwe Working Group traveled to Harare May 20-25 to meet with the government, opposition leaders, and a wide range of business...
May 30, 2018
For over a decade, Boko Haram has waged a campaign of terror across northeastern Nigeria. In 2014, the kidnapping of 276 girls in Chibok shocked the...