Ideas to Action:

Independent research for global prosperity


CGD is committed to building an organization that embraces diversity and fosters inclusivity. We value diversity across intersectional dimensions, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, geographic location, and gender. As such, our public events aim to bring together relevant expertise and a balance of perspectives. Read our diversity commitments for public events here.


February 2, 2022 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM EASTERN TIME (US AND CANADA)

The recent allocation of $650 billion of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) by the IMF to the world’s economies is a major achievement of international action to bridge the financing gap of many countries in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis.


November 22, 2021
The Center for Global Development and the African Center for Economic Transformation are hosting a public event on the recently reformed policies...
October 28, 2021
On August 23rd 2021, the IMF allocated a historical $650 billion worth of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) to its member states, to help countries...
October 11, 2021
With the allocation of $650 billion of SDRs effected on August 23, 2021, global policy attention has shifted to the best ways to use them. While the...
August 16, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for reckoning the world’s food systems and has made evident that the global food supply chain—highly...
July 30, 2021
At the Paris Summit on Financing African Economies held last May, the IMF announced the availability of US$33 billion in new SDRs for African...
May 4, 2021
As the global community prioritizes a sustainable recovery post COVID-19, climate change is at the center of the needed economic transformation.
March 25, 2021
The Center for Global Development (CGD) is hosting this panel discussion on what is the Role of Aid in Middle-Income Countries? It will consider the...
January 28, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Jeff Sachs will summarize the likely impact of the...