This case study focuses on the intersection between CGD’s work on contract transparency in public procurement led by Charles Kenny and the open contracting movement. It examines the claims of causal attribution that can be made about how CGD’s work supported the emergence of the open contracting mov...
This case study examines the role CGD has played in that shift. It assesses CGD’s impact and influence on identification for development as a coherent and unified development field, as opposed to a collection of isolated country-level initiatives.
This case study examines the extent to which CGD’s work may have impacted the adoption of a VfM agenda at HIV donor agencies and analyzes the evidentiary basis for claims regarding the specific mechanisms by which it did so.
This case study examines the role played by CGD, specifically former chief operating officer and current nonresident fellow Todd Moss and former senior fellow Ben Leo, in developing a policy proposal to create a new full-service US development finance institution.
We are living in a time when many countries face heightened debt vulnerabilities. There is no international bankruptcy mechanism for countries that default on their external obligations. The objective of the international financial architecture—historically overseen by the IMF and its shareholders— ...
Last July, CGD hosted a meeting with other think tanks to exchange perspectives on the multilateral development bank (MDB) system. Participants at our meeting agreed to set out a shared “call to action” where we lay out ideas to evolve the World Bank.
Ideas to action: independent research for global prosperity