Ideas to action: independent research for global prosperity
Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
November 27, 2023
EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
November 24, 2023
Haiti’s Failed Quest for Stability and Development after the 2010 Earthquake: Why Did It Go Wrong?
November 08, 2023
Haiti is once more experiencing a crisis of instability and political unrest. The devastating 2010 earthquake was seen as a chance to break with the past and steer the nation in a new direction, but although some progress was made, it was short-lived, insufficient to establish a path for growth, une...
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...
How Do Non-DAC Actors Cooperate on Development?
May 19, 2023
Most non-DAC cooperation providers show openness to multi-partner engagement for development, but whether and how such openness can be transformed into more active cooperation—if not deeper collaboration—for development, including between DAC and non-DAC actors, remains to be seen.
A Global Development Paradigm for a World in Crisis
November 08, 2022
This paper explores how and whether responses to COVID-19, particularly from non-DAC actors, have deepened the transition from an “international” to a “global” development paradigm, and it considers implications for the future of development cooperation.
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...
Investing in a New Era of Evidence-Informed Decision Making to Improve and Save Lives: Recommendations for Philanthropies
July 19, 2022
This brief details how philanthropies can invest in a new era of evidence-informed policy decisions to improve and save lives. It is based on working group discussions, a roundtable and numerous consultations with philanthropic funders and other experts, and background research over the course of th...