Ideas to action: independent research for global prosperity
Does SDR Recycling Impair Reserve Management?
November 14, 2023
Improving School Management of Violence in Peru
November 22, 2023
Research Publishing Is an Under-Recognised Global Challenge: Opportunities for the G20 to Act
September 05, 2023
The G20 is well placed to provide the leadership needed to ensure that research is a global public good by elevating the discourse on research publishing reform and acknowledging that this is not merely a niche concern for researchers but an important global challenge that underpins human progress.
Taking Stock of Organizations with Impact Evaluation Capacity Headquartered in sub-Saharan Africa: A New Database and Landscaping Analysis
August 07, 2023
CGD conducted a landscaping exercise to better understand the current landscape of organizations headquartered in sub-Saharan Africa that boast impact evaluation capacity. The resulting database is intended as a resource for funders looking to advance locally led development; to help facilitate coor...
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...
Reimagining Global Health Financing: How Refocusing Health Aid at the Margin Could Strengthen Health Systems and Futureproof Aid Financial Flows
February 27, 2023
Health aid has helped domestic financing achieve historic gains in global health but there is much still to be done. Six major issues prevent aid from being more effective, fit for the future, and aligned with country priorities: funding volatility, aid fragmentation, the displacement of domestic fi...
Understanding the Costs and Benefits of Investing in Laboratory Systems in African Countries
November 10, 2022
Laboratories are fundamental components of health systems, but investments in strengthening laboratory systems are often inconsistent and inadequate in African countries. This paper qualitatively establishes the complex costs and benefits of strengthening laboratory capacity and systems within and a...
ABCs of the IFIs: The African Development Fund’s 16th Replenishment
August 01, 2022
Many African countries, particularly those in sub-Saharan Africa, continue to grapple with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic while simultaneously confronting the challenges posed by slowing global growth, private capital outflows, debt distress, and the impacts of climate change. An estimate...
A Fund for Global Health Security and Pandemic Preparedness
May 11, 2022
As global health threats evolve, countries’ capacity to prepare for and respond to disease outbreaks is increasingly a global imperative. Now is the time to take concrete steps toward establishing sustained financing for pandemic PPR to help bring an end to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, combat futu...