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Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
November 27, 2023
EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
November 24, 2023
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 ...
Why Data Protection Matters for Development: The Case for Strengthening Inclusion and Regulatory Capacity
December 06, 2021
This note summarizes two years of research under the Center for Global Development project “Governing Data for Development,” led by Michael Pisa and Ugonma Nwankwo along with project co-chairs Pam Dixon and Benno Ndulu. The project was funded by the Hewlett Foundation and guided by a ...
Global Mobility: Confronting A World Workforce Imbalance
September 20, 2021
Based on UN projections from the period 2015 to 2050, Rebekah Smith and Farah Hani have calculated that prime working-age populations of OECD countries will shrink by more than 92 million people while there will be nearly 1.4 billion new working-age people in developing countries. This note updates ...
Fast-Tracking Development: A Building Blocks Approach for Digital Public Goods
September 16, 2021
The world is undergoing rapid digital transformation changing the way individuals, markets, and governments interact and operate. Digital technologies have become part of our everyday lives. The only constant in the digital world is change, and individuals, businesses, governments, and societi...
Staying Cool as the Climate Warms
September 08, 2021
Unprecedented heat waves and wildfires in 2021 are a warning of worse to come and a signal that the tempo of climate change may be quickening. A warmer planet subject to frequent and destructive severe weather events will be less livable, the productivity of economic activities will suffer, and high...
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...