Ideas to action: independent research for global prosperity
Does SDR Recycling Impair Reserve Management?
November 14, 2023
Improving School Management of Violence in Peru
November 22, 2023
Taking Stock of Organizations with Impact Evaluation Capacity Headquartered in sub-Saharan Africa: A New Database and Landscaping Analysis
August 07, 2023
CGD conducted a landscaping exercise to better understand the current landscape of organizations headquartered in sub-Saharan Africa that boast impact evaluation capacity. The resulting database is intended as a resource for funders looking to advance locally led development; to help facilitate coor...
The World Bank Should Harness Evidence to Deliver Greater Impact
June 05, 2023
The World Bank’s lending function is important and irreplaceable. But providing countries with an important source of financing and investing in evidence do not have to be in tension. The role of evaluation should shift from an assessment function to one in which evaluation is a central tool of pro...
A Dual Evidence Agenda: Delivering Greater Impact for Development and Global Challenges
March 20, 2023
With global challenges high on the international agenda and financing set to increase in the coming years, a big push on evidence, backed by dedicated resources, is essential. This note makes the case for a reinvigorated evidence agenda to boost the impact of financing for development and global pub...
The Future of Global Health Spending Amidst Multiple Crises
January 17, 2023
This CGD note summarizes the implications of the macroeconomic context and broader financing outlook for domestic and external health spending and proposes a “menu” of policy options to keep health spending on track and blunt negative impacts on health systems and population health around the world.
Oral Antiviral Treatments for COVID-19: Time to Revisit?
December 14, 2022
Almost a year after two oral antiviral treatments received emergency use authorization, demand is extremely low. In this note, we argue that governments and their donor partners should use data and evidence to consider the economic and clinical rationale for registering, financing, purchasing, and d...
Breakthrough to Policy Use: Reinvigorating Impact Evaluation for Global Development (Brief)
July 19, 2022
This brief summarizes the final report of the working group. The report collates resources and insights on progress in implementing and using impact evaluations for decision making and proposes five ways to improve impact evaluation funding and practice, directed to the development community
Leveraging Knowledge Generation for Policy Impact: Recommendations for the World Bank
July 19, 2022
This brief lays out how the World Bank can more systematically embed impact evaluation and related data and evidence functions into programming, implementation, and country support. The recommendations are based on working group discussions, consultations with experts currently and formerly at the W...