With rigorous economic research and practical policy solutions, we focus on the issues and institutions that are critical to global development. Explore our core themes and topics to learn more about our work.
In timely and incisive analysis, our experts parse the latest development news and devise practical solutions to new and emerging challenges. Our events convene the top thinkers and doers in global development.
CGD’s work on gender focuses policies in aid, development finance, trade, migration and peacekeeping that will improve women’s economic empowerment worldwide.
Greater equality drives big gains in health, education, employment, and improved livelihoods—for individuals, their families, and their communities. However, in many parts of the world, women and girls, and other marginalized groups including LGBT people, still face legal, economic, and political constraints that prevent them from participating fully and equally in society. CGD uses evidence to show how governments, donor institutions, and the private sector can help create conditions in low- and middle-income countries that allow all people to thrive.
CGD is honored to present Women & War, photographer Jenny Matthews’ poignant visual diary of women workers, caregivers and mediators living in areas of extreme conflict. The photographs illuminate faces of suffering, strength, and perseverance-from Afghanistan to Chechnya, Ethiopia to Sierra Leone. Please join us to view the exhibit, as our distinguished panelists provide a context for the role of women throughout the developing world in conflict resolution-and prevention.