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Study Group on Technology, Comparative Advantage, and Development Prospects
Alan Gelb
et al.
August 30, 2018
Advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, and information and communications technology have the potential to transform a range of industries and services around the world. While the effects of these changes in OECD countries have been broadly researched, their potential impacts in the developi...
Innovative Finance for Resettlement Working Group
Cindy Huang
et al.
May 09, 2017
The Innovative Finance for Resettlement Working Group aims to create more and better opportunities for displaced people to be safely resettled in third countries. The Working Group is developing proposals and setting out practical actions for donors and governments to use innovative financing and re...
Payouts for Perils: Insurance Contracts for Better Emergency and Humanitarian Aid
Owen Barder
et al.
July 08, 2016
Humanitarian and emergency assistance is overstretched and underfunded. Many people living in countries with weak or cash-strapped government services live with the daily risk of disaster. This working group is examining how vulnerable countries and frontline humanitarian agencies can make use ...
The Unintended Consequences of Rich Countries’ Anti–Money Laundering Policies on Poor Countries
Alan Gelb
et al.
January 23, 2015
The Unintended Consequences of Rich Countries’ Anti-Money Laundering Policies on Poor Countries Working Group examined how rich countries might rebalance their policies to continue to protect against money laundering and terrorism financing without hindering the ability of people from poor countries...
Task Force on Regulatory Standards for Financial Inclusion
Alan Gelb
and
Liliana Rojas-Suarez
December 18, 2014
Increased financial inclusion—greater access by the poor to the use of payments, deposits, credits, insurance and risk-management services—can improve the opportunities and welfare of people living in poverty. 
The Future of IDA Working Group
Alan Gelb
et al.
September 15, 2014
CGD Working Group on Food Security
Alan Gelb
et al.
September 10, 2014
Development Impact Bond Working Group
Catalina Geib
et al.
August 25, 2014
Beyond the Fence Study Group
Alan Gelb
et al.
July 10, 2014
The Beyond the Fence Study Group generates rigorous new research to explore how policy decisions on one side of the US-Mexico border ripple to the other side through illicit markets and to inform a policy debate on more bilateral approaches to innovative regulation.