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CGD and JHU-SAIS hosted Paul Winters, Department of Economics, American University, to present "The impact of cash transfers on childbearing in developing countries: Experimental evidence from Central America." Suzanne Duryea, Research Department, Inter-American Development Bank was the discussant.
On March 18, 2005 the Center for Global Development hosted an event titled, Who Lost Argentina? Lessons for Avoiding Future Financial Meltdowns, bringing together keynote speakers Paul Blustein, Claudio Loser, and Liliana Rojas-Suarez to discuss this issue, which was moderated by Nancy Birdsall. The speakers presented various viewpoints on the events leading up to the crisis as well as the role and responsibility of international financial institutions such as the IMF.
On March 17, 2005 the Center for Global Development and the International Fund for Agricultural Development sponsored an event titled, Poverty Reduction As If Rural People Mattered. The event featured presentations by Gary Howe of the International Fund for Agricultural Development and Peter Timmer of the Center for Global Development. M. Peter McPherson, President Emeritus of Michigan State University, followed the presentations as a discussant.
James Habyarimana, Research Fellow, Center for Global Development and Assistant Professor, Georgetown University presented Sense and Absence: Evidence on Teacher Shocks, Absenteeism and Educational Achievement from Zambia. Renos Vakis, Economist, Social Risk Management Unit, (Human Development Network), World Bank served as the discussant.
On February 15, 2005 CGD hosted the conference, Fighting AIDS, TB, and Malaria: Innovations and Challenges, that brought together leaders from the World Bank, The Global Fund, and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The conference addressed the challenges associated with fostering local ownership, proper allocation of funding and the creation of incentives on the impact and functionality of the Global Fund, the World Bank and PEPFAR operations.
On October 5, 2004 the Center for Global Development presented a discussion titled, Double Standards and Debt Relief: The case for Nigerian IDA reclassification. The event was based on a working paper written by Nancy Birdsall, Todd Moss and Scott Standley. You can view the full text of the paper here.
Shantayanan Devarajan, Chief Economist for South Asia Region at the World Bank presented his paper, The Long-Run Economic Costs of AIDS: New Results for Kenya. The paper discusses the loss in human capital due to HIV/AIDS.