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Upcoming

September 22, 2019
Spending on health products tops $50 billion annually in just a subset of low- and middle-income countries. And a large share of health aid goes to the same use. But despite its importance for...
September 23, 2019
Gautam Rao will talk about his new research, which examines whether evidence changes the beliefs and actions of policy makers. His findings show that policy makers do update their beliefs and do...
September 23, 2019
Humanitarian relief must involve, and be accountable to, the crisis-affected people it serves. Versions of this principle can be found in most foundational humanitarian documents, and it features...
September 25, 2019
Household surveys typically identify a head of household and disaggregate this information by sex. Female headship is both commonly used and heavily criticized as a proxy measure for women’s...
October 3, 2019
Join us for this panel discussion, co-hosted by Population Works Africa, #BlackWomenInDev, and the Center for Global Development, to explore the question “Is global development consensual?...
October 3, 2019
Global trade is facing strong political headwinds in the United States. While evidence shows trade generally yields economic benefits on balance, gains are distributed unevenly. Trade agreements are...
October 17, 2019
India has been a leading country in the development of digital technology, including in the areas of identification, mobile connectivity and payments, and its application to reform governance and the...
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

May 2, 2018
Pascale Hélène Dubois will discuss the global impact of World Bank investigation and prevention activities and then join a panel with...
April 20, 2018
Given the changing global landscape, development finance – rather than aid – is poised to be the future of development. The...
April 10, 2018
Since the early 2000s, Latin America has become increasingly integrated with the global economy, liberalizing trade and opening its capital account....
March 29, 2018
Some of the world’s poorest countries run the risk of building up a debt pile too high for their economies to support, according to the latest...
February 28, 2018
In collaboration with the Salud Mesoamerica Initiative (SMI), CGD is pleased to invite you to a two-day conference highlighting lessons learned from...
January 16, 2018
The World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects 2018 recognizes that the global economy is enjoying a long-awaited broad-based cyclical recovery. In...
October 13, 2017
With more than 145 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, more than 65 million people forcibly displaced, growing risks of climate-driven...
September 12, 2017
Strengthening institutions is a foremost priority in fragile states and building fiscal capacity is especially important in the effort to exit...

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