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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 Importance of Knowledge in Uncertain Times
November 21, 2023
On October 27, 2023, Mauricio Cárdenas, distinguished non-resident fellow, delivered remarks on "the importance of knowledge in uncertain times" during the closing panel of the Inter-American Development Bank's Knowledge Week.
The Future of Global Development and Implications for Aid
November 02, 2023
On October 30, 2023, CGD senior fellow Charles Kenny delivered remarks at the Oxford Martin School, where he is a visiting fellow. His speech, “The future of global development and implications for aid,” focused on global economic change and its impact on the development prospects of low- and middle...
Towards Universal Health Coverage: Zambia’s Experience Developing a Roadmap to Support Heath Benefit Package Reform
June 01, 2023
For the last three decades, Zambia has implemented a series of policies to gradually work towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). This case study delves into the process followed by the government of Zambia in developing those policies, with the aim of supporting other countries embarking on the jo...
Facing the Pandemic of Antimicrobial Resistance: Current Actions and Future Challenges in Antibiotic Stewardship, Access, and Innovation in Brazil
May 18, 2023
Almost 140,000 people die with a drug-resistant bacterial infection in Brazil every year due in large part to shortcomings in access, stewardship, and innovation for antimicrobials. Brazil’s existing Productive Development Partnerships system could be modified to reduce incentives for overselling an...
Policies and Interventions to Improve Access to Next-Generation Antimicrobials in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: India Case Study
May 18, 2023
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a threat to global health security worldwide, and India carries one of the largest burdens of drug-resistant pathogens. The widespread misuse and overuse of antimicrobials is a major cause of the emergence and spread of resistant microorganisms. This study assess...
CGD’s Role in the Development of the Open Contracting Movement
November 10, 2022
This case study focuses on the intersection between CGD’s work on contract transparency in public procurement led by Charles Kenny and the open contracting movement. It examines the claims of causal attribution that can be made about how CGD’s work supported the emergence of the open contracting mov...
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.