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CGD Policy Blogs
Better data can help us have a better response for COVID, so we piloted a mobile phone survey on 1,000+ respondents in Senegal in partnership with the Centre de Recherche pour le Développement Économique et Social. We published the results of the survey yesterday and we are now publishing some of the key findings.
India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh sustain critical social safety net programs which, despite implementation challenges, deliver social assistance at scale. This blog offers an initial view on the ways in which these programs are being scaled up to provide social assistance during COVID-19.
Last week, the president of Malawi announced the country would impose a strict 21-day lockdown starting on April 18 to stem the spread of coronavirus. We outline the main aspects of Malawi’s proposed lockdown policy, and examine the extent to which a country such as Malawi is prepared and able to live under such measures.
DFIs are well positioned to address five pressure points in the COVID-19 response that need financing. Let’s unpack these one by one.
On what basis have some European policymakers decided that it’s wise to reopen schools? And how will those calculations differ in low- and middle-income countries?
An open call for resources on the indirect impact of COVID-19 on health systems.
If the 52 poorest countries in the world—home to a rising population of 1.4 billion people—grow their economies rapidly, how much will they contribute to global carbon emissions in 2030? And how important will this be in our fight against climate change?
Alongside our tracker of education policy responses by national governments, we’ve started to track what international development partners are doing in education in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools may be closed, but the costs of running education systems continue and may even increase
In Appreciation of Paul O’Neill’s Belief in Global Development as Treasury Secretary, CGD Board Member
Not enough will be said about Paul O’Neill's discovery of and his quiet support for global development, including for debt relief to Africa, during his time in Bush’s cabinet. O’Neill also leaves an indelible mark on CGD, for which I will always be grateful.