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Does SDR Recycling Impair Reserve Management?
November 14, 2023
Improving School Management of Violence in Peru
November 22, 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 ...
Mapping China’s Participation in Multilateral Development Institutions and Funds
November 18, 2021
China has emerged as a leading participant in multilateral development organizations. In many ways, this is a welcome development. Today’s global challenges, including COVID-19 and climate change, require an international response and have prompted renewed calls for increased multilateral engagement...
Rethinking Humanitarian Reform: What Will it Take to Truly Change the System?
September 29, 2021
This brief summarizes three years of research under the project, “Rethinking Humanitarian Reform,” led by Jeremy Konyndyk, Patrick Saez, and Rose Worden, and funded by the aid departments of the United Kingdom and Australia. The project aimed to understand the incentives behind the humanitarian syst...
The Commitment to Development Index 2021
September 13, 2021
The Commitment to Development Index (CDI) ranks 40 of the world’s most powerful countries on policies that affect more than five billion people living in poorer nations. In this brief, we summarize the findings from the 2021 edition of the CDI.
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...