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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
Data Localization: A “Tax” on the Poor
January 11, 2024
Localization is usually the wrong answer to legitimate data policy issues. As a result, data transfer restrictions wind up imposing unnecessary costs on providers, such as banks, which effectively serves as a tax which is either passed along to the poor or, even worse, makes it uneconomical for firm...
The Ultimate Resource is Peaking
January 25, 2023
Globally, we are making fewer potential innovators. To extend our two-century era of comparatively rapid progress, we need radically reduced discrimination in the global opportunity to innovate.
CGD and Support to the Field of Biometric Identification for Development
November 10, 2022
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.
Technology and Development: An Exploration of the Data
June 09, 2022
We present data on the global diffusion of technologies over time, updating and adding to Comin and Mestieri’s "CHAT" database. We analyze usage primarily based on per capita measures and divide technologies into the two broad categories of production and consumption. We conclude that there has been...
A Global Skill Partnership in Information, Communications, and Technology (ICT) between Nigeria and Europe
July 19, 2021
This case study is one of three in a recent report by CGD and the World Bank, outlining how CGD’s Global Skill Partnership model could be applied to boost the number of skilled professionals in Nigeria and Europe. This piece focuses on the ICT sector. It explores the existing digital and migration e...