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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.

Note: CGD is committed to gender diversity. Read our gender diversity commitments for public events here.

Upcoming

June 2, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ET

Countries in Asia experienced the COVID-19 outbreak earlier than in other regions. This session will consider the experience of the pandemic within the region to date, Asia’s economic outlook during this crisis period, and the outlook for policy responses to the health and economic crises.

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June 3, 2020 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM ET

Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic threatens access to sexual and reproductive health, including contraceptive services, for women and girls who are disproportionately affected by the crisis in a myriad of ways. Alongside broader health needs, disruptions to sexual and reproductive health...

June 4, 2020 12:00 PM ET

Director of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), John Nkengasong, joins CGD President Masood Ahmed to discuss how his organization is helping member states to combat COVID-19. They will discuss the efforts to trace, track, and test; how to introduce mitigation measures...

June 10, 2020 10:00 AM ET

Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard University and CGD Chairman of the Board, Lawrence Summers, joins CGD President Masood Ahmed to discuss the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. They will discuss the international response to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

June 15, 2020 2:00 AM ET

African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, joins CGD President Masood Ahmed to discuss the impact of COVID-19 across Africa. They will discuss the economic impact of lockdowns in Africa and how response policies need to be adjusted for low income countries.

Past

January 16, 2020
Following a year during which the global economy registered its weakest performance of the past decade, global growth is expected to recover slightly...
December 17, 2019
In 2016, the Liberian government delegated management of 93 randomly-selected public schools to private providers. The program has become an...
December 16, 2019
Refugees and forced migrants can be immense economic contributors to the host communities where they settle. However, to maximize their contributions...
December 10, 2019
Every year, the Birdsall House Conference on Women brings together leading academics and policymakers to discuss cutting-edge research focused on...
December 9, 2019
The World Health Organization has declared a need for smarter spending strategies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. But what does ‘...
December 6, 2019
The Ebola outbreak that the DRC has grappled with for well over a year has, once again, highlighted the critical need for the international community...
December 4, 2019
Governments and donors are increasingly focused on the use of evidence in evaluating human development programs and setting policy priorities. ...
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...

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