China’s Belt and Road Initiative Heightens Debt Risks in Eight Countries, Points to Need for Better Lending Practices


China’s Belt and Road Initiative – which plans to invest as much as $8 trillion in infrastructure projects across Europe, Africa, and Asia – raises serious concerns about sovereign debt sustainability in eight countries it funds, according to a new study from the Center for Global Development.

New Study: Grid Electricity and Off-Grid Solutions Alone Are Not Meeting Many Africans’ Energy Demands


“Making electricity more accessible, reliable, and responsive to African demand across the continent should be a priority,” said Todd Moss, a co-author of the report and a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development.

New Study: To Address De-risking and Comply with AML/CFT Regulations, Banks Are Turning to Artificial Intelligence and Other New Technologies


Today, the Center for Global Development released a new study that finds that financial institutions have turned to new technologies, including artificial intelligence, to address de-risking and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of their AML/CFT compliance.

Statement on the Trump Administration’s Proposal to Establish a New Development Finance Institution


“Because of the changing global landscape, development finance – rather than aid – is the future. Many previously poor countries are richer today and are looking for partnerships with the United States to deliver jobs, roads, and electricity instead of just aid."

New Study: Social Attitudes Toward Gays and Lesbians Rapidly Changing in Developing World


Washington – Today, Center for Global Development senior fellow Charles Kenny and researcher Dev Patel released a new study that finds that just as social attitudes toward gays and lesbians have changed rapidly in the developed world, these attitudes are also changing in the developing world. The study also suggests that the changes in social attitudes often follow and are caused by changes in government policy toward gays and lesbians.

New President Named for Center for Global Development


After an extensive international search, the Center for Global Development (CGD) is delighted to announce that Masood Ahmed is to become its new president, succeeding founding president Nancy Birdsall, who is stepping down after 15 years.

From Haiti to Vietnam, Millions Saved Book Details Global Health Success in Some of the World’s Poorest Places


April 5 marks the launch of Millions Saved, a collection of case studies by the Center for Global Development (CGD) detailing 18 remarkable global health successes and four crushing disappointments to determine what works – and what doesn’t – in global health. 

Nancy Birdsall to Step Down as CGD President


The Center for Global Development today announced that Nancy Birdsall is to step down as president in 2016, once a successor is in place. Birdsall, CGD’s founding president, will stay with the Center as a senior fellow.


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