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Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
November 27, 2023
EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
November 24, 2023
Evidence Submission to the International Development Committee’s Enquiry on Investment for Development: The UK’s Strategy towards Development Finance Institutions
July 27, 2023
On June 27, 2023, CGD senior fellow Charles Kenny submitted evidence to the UK International Development Committee inquiry on “Investment for Development: the UK’s strategy towards development finance institutions and the effectiveness of aid spending through British International Investment (BII).”
A Proposed UK Party Manifesto Section on Global Cooperation
September 08, 2022
At some point in the next couple of years, the UK is going to have an election. Before then, political parties are going to be working up their election manifestos. In an attempt to save them time, here's a draft section on international cooperation for them to cut-and-paste.
Can Africa Help Europe Avoid Its Looming Aging Crisis?
June 14, 2021
There will be 95 million fewer working-age people in Europe in 2050 than in 2015, under business as usual. The paper compares business as usual estimates of inflows to 2050 with the size of the labor gap in Europe. Under plausible estimates, business as usual will fill one-third of the labor gap. Th...
Aid-Financed Mechanisms for Technology Development
June 30, 2020
This paper outlines the broad rationale for approaches beyond patents to support the development of technologies specifically useful to developing countries and the role for aid-funded approaches within that
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.
When Does “What Works” Work? And What Does that Mean for UK Aid R&D Spend?
October 04, 2019
The UK’s Secretary of State for International Development oversees an aid-financed R&D budget that is larger than that of the next 15 biggest donors combined. At the moment, a considerable proportion of that UK R&D spend goes towards solving global technological challeng...
UK Research Aid: Tied, Opaque and Off-Topic?
July 25, 2019
The UK has considerably increased the amount of aid it spends on research in recent years. We suggest reporting reforms that will increase transparency and allow greater scrutiny of the way UK research aid is spent. We also call for the UK to live up to its reporting to the OECD that all British aid...