CGD Policy Blogs




US Investment in Global Health

A new report by Research!America finds that total public and private U.S. investment in the health needs of developing nations was $9.5 billion in 2003. Industry provided more than half the total ($5.5bn), then NIH ($3.5 billion), with the remainder coming from private foundations.

The full report calls for more systematic collection of data on health research.

Rolling Back Sierra Leone's Carpet of Conflict

On January 1st, 2006, one of the largest UN peacekeeping operations of its time will quietly depart Sierra Leone, handing over its responsibilities and legacies alike to the first ever UN integrated peacebuilding mission in a post-conflict context, UNIOSIL. I have been following the drawdown of the UN presence in Sierra Leone for some time now, both in my previous role analyzing economic agendas in civil wars and rule of law issues at the International Peace Academy, as well as here at CGD.

Google Founders Named FT Men of the Year

The Financial Times has named Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, both 32, "Men of the Year" (subscription required) for the transformative effect their company is having not only on the Internet but on the worlds of business and technology. The FT notes that the Google founders "have never been shy about their outsize ambitions."