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Does SDR Recycling Impair Reserve Management?
November 14, 2023
Improving School Management of Violence in Peru
November 22, 2023
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.
Responding to Afghanistan’s Humanitarian Crisis: The Potential Role of Digital Payments
May 03, 2022
Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis continues to worsen, with the World Food Programme (WFP) reporting that 22.8 million people—more than half the country’s population—are projected to be acutely food insecure in 2022, including 8.7 million at risk of famine-like conditions. Even before the Taliban t...
Recommendations for US-Africa Space Cooperation and Development
March 31, 2022
The United States, a leader in space exploration and innovation, has a unique opportunity to establish enduring diplomatic, commercial, and security ties with African nations through space cooperation—with the potential to yield substantial development benefits. The U.S. space sector is robust, an a...
How Can Multilateral Organizations Strengthen Global Data Governance Practices? Roundtable Summary
December 06, 2021
This brief is based on a roundtable hosted by CGD as part of the Governing Data for Development project, which explores how governments can use data to support innovation, development, and inclusive growth while protecting citizens and communities against harm. The views expressed here are those of ...
Do Evolving Digital Trade Rules Create an Uneven Playing Field? Understanding Global Perspectives
August 09, 2021
When national data policies are harmonized, organizations can more easily participate in the global digital economy. But the process of harmonization is inherently political, as it involves countries aligning their domestic practices with a single set of standards and principles. Reflecting the asym...
Are Current Models of Data Protection Fit for Purpose? Understanding the Consequences for Economic Development
August 09, 2021
The rapid increase in the number of countries that have enacted data privacy regimes over the last decade promises greater protection of personal data for a growing share of the world’s inhabitants. But meaningful questions remain about the effectiveness of these regimes in practice, alongside conce...
Building Digital Financial Inclusion: A Decision Tree Approach
July 26, 2021
A Decision Tree for Digital Financial Inclusion Policymaking is a comprehensive analytical framework to diagnose the factors significantly impeding improvements in digital financial inclusion in specific country settings. The methodology has been published as a CGD working paper and applied to...