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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

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...
October 17, 2019
As countries grow to middle-income status and gain access to commercial lending, the development community is increasingly at odds as to if and how...
October 17, 2019
Rising levels of external debt among developing countries has raised concerns about debt risks and revealed the degree to which the debt picture has...
October 17, 2019
Please join CGD president Masood Ahmed in conversation with Jin Liqun, the founding president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)....
October 16, 2019
David Evans, Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, will present new research which tests the impact of publicly providing day-care for...
October 16, 2019
New technologies continue to challenge traditional paths to industrialization, such as export-led manufacturing. But at the same time, they may offer...
October 9, 2019
Public health programs such antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV are likely to have positive spillover benefits to community members beyond the...
October 4, 2019
Public spending on social sectors can play a crucial role in inclusive and sustained growth in low- and middle-income countries, and in delivering...

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