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Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
November 27, 2023
EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
November 24, 2023
Overcoming Barriers to Improve Antimicrobial Access, Innovation, and Stewardship in India
July 31, 2023
India is racing against the clock in its fight against antimicrobial resistance. A combination of complex regulatory and procurement systems, a lack of health insurance penetration, and little groundwork on state and national action plans has stymied progress. A multifold approach is needed to impro...
How Much Would Reducing Lead Exposure Improve Children’s Learning in the Developing World?
July 30, 2023
Around half of children in low-income countries have elevated blood lead levels. What role does lead play in explaining low educational outcomes in these settings?
Evidence Submission to the International Development Committee’s Enquiry on Investment for Development: The UK’s Strategy towards Development Finance Institutions
July 27, 2023
On June 27, 2023, CGD senior fellow Charles Kenny submitted evidence to the UK International Development Committee inquiry on “Investment for Development: the UK’s strategy towards development finance institutions and the effectiveness of aid spending through British International Investment (BII).”
GPGs and Where to Fund Them: The Startling Implications of Financing Global Public Good Provision for the Multilateral Development Banks
July 26, 2023
Public and policy discourse has been imprecise in its definition of what constitutes a global public good, with implications for our understanding of how MDBs contribute to them. Once this is corrected for, it becomes apparent that, except under restrictive conditions that are unlikely to hold in th...
Just Energy Transition Partnerships: Early Successes and Challenges in Indonesia and South Africa
July 25, 2023
The principle of a “just transition” is anchored in the 2015 Paris Agreement. But only in recent years has the principle been fully recognized as an enabler and accelerator of power decarbonization efforts by integrating measures that aim to mitigate the direct, indirect, and induced adverse impacts...
The JETPs of South Africa and Indonesia: A Blueprint for the Move Away from Coal?
July 25, 2023
While the Just Energy Transition Partnerships (JETPs) for South Africa and Indonesia appear to deliver a blueprint for the move away from coal, barriers, risks, and gaps call into question whether their targets can be delivered at the planned pace and scale.
The Resilience and Sustainability Trust: Early Learning and Challenges from Costa Rica and Rwanda
July 25, 2023
Demand for the IMF's Resilience and Sustainability Trust (RST) is strong, and the RST is becoming the IMF’s de facto climate finance facility. At the same time, the RST faces a number of challenges, including being far too small to confront climate resilience. Early lessons from RST pilots in Costa...