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.
With the UK’s aid budget now exceeding £13bn, and over a quarter of that spent by departments other than the Department for International Development (DFID), there are questions about how the Government ensures this money is well-spent, and how it is balanced with Department’s domestic objectives. CGD is exploring the legal, policy and governance framework around “overseas development assistance” to help ensure aid is well-spent.
The UK coalition government yesterday announced its spending plans for the next four financial years (to 2014-15). These spending plans are subject to scrutiny and approval by Parliament, though the tradition in Britain is that the spending plans are usually approved without significant amendment.