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The Case for Globalization and Robust Global Value Chains
February 08, 2024
A New Vintage of Populism in Latin America
February 23, 2024
The Future of the European Financial Architecture for Development
May 19, 2022
This briefing highlights challenges associated with the current European development finance ecosystem and presents options for reform.
Brief: Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment in the COVID-19 Context
April 07, 2021
In this policy brief, we summarize the findings of a CGD working paper, Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment in the COVID-19 Context. We explore the impacts of the crisis on women’s economic opportunities and outcomes, document the extent to which governments and donors are taking action to respon...
Reforming UK Research and Development ODA for Maximum Development Impact
June 30, 2020
Lee Robinson, Euan Ritchie, and Charles Kenny explore how the UK can heighten its R&D official development assistance spend.
Redesigning the External Investment Plan to be a Game-Changer for Africa
October 16, 2019
The arrival of a new leadership team in Brussels provides an opportunity for Europe to reinvigorate its role as a global development power and to build a true partnership with its continental neighbour, Africa. These tasks have never been more urgent. Read here for recommendations on finance.
Results Not Receipts: Counting the Right Things in Aid and Corruption (Brief)
June 19, 2017
Results Not Receipts explores how an important and justified focus on corruption is damaging the potential for aid to deliver results. Noting the costs of the standard anticorruption tools of fiduciary controls and centralized delivery, Results Not Receipts urges a different approach ...
Safer Women, Safer World
June 14, 2017
Having more women peacekeepers is linked with large reductions in sexual misconduct by peacekeepers and more sustainable peace. The UN could potentially raise the proportion of women peacekeepers to 20 percent for around $75 million.A small multilateral trust fund would offer supplementary payments ...
A Smart Investment: $1 Billion for Promoting Women’s and Girls’ Economic Empowerment
October 31, 2016
The US has a unique opportunity to lead in improving economic opportunities for women and girls by establishing a global vision and a corresponding fund with significant financial resources to spur change. The next US administration should allocate at least $1 billion in additional resources&mdas...