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On Sept. 8, the Center hosted the Latin American Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee as they discussed access to credit in the region and made recommendations on the subject. The Committee is a group of former finance ministers and heads of central banks who are authorities on financial issues.
Steven Radelet, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development, presented the results of his analysis of the Global Fund, examining the Fund’s unique structure as a foreign aid institution, its progress to date, and the major challenges it faces going forward.
We are honored to welcome Secretary Benn, who will discuss the UK government’s ongoing process to define a coherent whole-of-government strategy for weak and fragile states. He will outline the common agenda that the UK and US share with respect to these states in the developing world. Francis Fukuyama and Sebastian Mallaby, two distinguished analysts of these issues in the American context, will offer their thoughts on US strategy and multilateral efforts in this area.
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.
The Center for Global Development and Institute for International Economics held a luncheon meeting on Thursday, June 17 to release the new study, Trade Policy and Global Poverty by joint Senior Fellow William R. Cline. His presentation was followed by initial comments from Anne Krueger, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.
On June 8th, the Commission on Weak States and US National Security will release the findings of a nine month study on US policy toward weak and failed states.This public meeting, which coincides with the release of the Commission report, aims to shed light on one of the most underappreciated, yet critical challenges to US national security in the 21st century.
After two decades of neglect, interest in agriculture is on the rise. This new working paper by one of the leading thinkers in rural development argues that the reach and efficiency of rural infrastructure, coupled with effective investment in agricultural research and extension, hold the key to unlocking the potential of agriculture for poverty reduction.