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Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
November 27, 2023
EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
November 24, 2023
A Dual Evidence Agenda: Delivering Greater Impact for Development and Global Challenges
March 20, 2023
With global challenges high on the international agenda and financing set to increase in the coming years, a big push on evidence, backed by dedicated resources, is essential. This note makes the case for a reinvigorated evidence agenda to boost the impact of financing for development and global pub...
The Next Pandemic: If We Can’t Respond, We’re Not Prepared
February 28, 2023
The policy discussions about PPR are noteworthy. But the global public sector is underinvesting in pandemic response. This creates the illusion of safety without the finance or planning in place to provide it. We cannot delay planning for response financing when the next pandemic hits, by which time...
The Future of Global Health Spending Amidst Multiple Crises
January 17, 2023
This CGD note summarizes the implications of the macroeconomic context and broader financing outlook for domestic and external health spending and proposes a “menu” of policy options to keep health spending on track and blunt negative impacts on health systems and population health around the world.
Spain and Latin America: Why Investment and Aid Ties Need New Strategies Now
November 21, 2022
Spain’s relationship with Latin America can be mutually beneficial or stale and insignificant. Now, the timing is right for Spain to launch new strategies and a new framework of bilateral, multilateral, and multiregional engagement with the region, in which Spain should embrace its dual role as brid...
Our Wish List for the World Bank’s Evolution Roadmap
November 07, 2022
The assignment is clear. During this year’s Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank, shareholders instructed the World Bank to develop a work program for its own evolution (“to identify gaps in the Bank’s current institutional and operational framework…”) by the end of the year. Secretary Yellen l...
A Bank for the World: Better Terms and Conditions for Global Public Goods
June 09, 2022
As one of the only truly global institutions, the World Bank is uniquely positioned to be the world’s premier source funding for global public goods. But despite its global coverage, the World Bank has never truly been oriented towards global challenges. Its mission has been defined primarily by ind...
Rapid and Equitable Access to Medical Countermeasures: Lessons, Landscape, and Near-Term Recommendations
May 11, 2022
This note takes a quick look at the lessons learned and the existing landscape of MCM manufacturing in the context of the current pandemic response and suggests eight areas for action along with near-term recommendations to the global community to both prepare and respond to future pandemic risks.