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While CGD and CGDE in-person events are postponed at this time following guidance from public health officials on dealing with the spread of the coronavirus, we will continue to host some events and meetings online and will place updated announcements on this page as they are organized and confirmed. Thank you for your continued interest in CGD’s work.

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February 5, 2020
Please join us to discuss the new IDRC book Scaling Impact: Innovation for the Public Good. Co-authors, Robert McLean and John Gargani,...
December 3, 2019
Amolo will talk about the demographics now shaping the future of work in Africa—where the young bulge is just starting—and middle-income...
September 14, 2018
Please join us for the launch of a new book published by the International Monetary Fund, Race to the Next Income Frontier: How Senegal and Other Low...
January 17, 2018
Due to the potential for snow tomorrow, we are unfortunately canceling this event. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you at CGD soon...
September 25, 2017
Effectiveness sounds dull. But what if an extra dollar or rupee in a budget could feed ten people instead of one? Or if $100,000 of international aid...
April 19, 2017
The first Economic Inclusion Strategy for the EBRD, to be officially launched in May 2017, builds on four years of implementing inclusion concepts...
November 9, 2016
In September 2015, world leaders agreed on a new development agenda, Agenda 2030, that would leave no one behind and that would eliminate extreme...
November 17, 2015
“Sustainability” is not just an environmental concept. It also applies to market outcomes. No society has figured out how to allocate...


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