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Understanding and Mitigating the Global Burden of Lead Poisoning
Amanda Glassman
et al.
July 07, 2022
Lead poisoning may be one of the most overlooked challenges in global health, education, and development. Exposure to lead creates a multi-pronged and permanent attack on these children’s health and development during their vulnerable and formative early years, with devastating lifelong effects. Lea...
Sound Banks for Healthy Economies in Latin America and the Caribbean Working Group
Liliana Rojas-Suarez
et al.
September 14, 2020
Led by co-chairs Andrew Powell and Liliana Rojas-Suarez, this working group was the result of a collaboration between CGD and the Inter-American Development Bank. The group was formed by international finance experts and Latin-American and the Caribbean policymakers and prepared a report to be ...
Governing Data for Development Working Group
Benno Ndulu
and
Michael Pisa
August 11, 2020
Governments that can successfully harness the world’s ongoing digital transformation and the resulting proliferation of new datasets, data types, and data ecosystems can make better informed policy decisions and target their resources more efficiently and effectively. To achieve this goal, they must...
The ‘Learning at Scale’ Advisory Group
Jack Rossiter
et al.
October 08, 2019
Learning outcomes are low and instruction is poor in many countries in the Global South. Improving learning outcomes has proven to be difficult, although the number of successful programs is growing. The effective examples have seldom been implemented at large scale, however; and the large-scale suc...
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...
Incorporating Economics and Modelling in Global Health Goals and Guidelines
Amanda Glassman
et al.
November 15, 2017
International organizations influence national-level health sector priorities by affecting how much funding is available for healthcare delivery within countries and setting limits on how that funding is used. They exert particular influence in setting disease-specific targets, developing clinical g...
Task Force on Making Basel III Work for Emerging Markets and Developing Economies
Liliana Rojas-Suarez
et al.
September 14, 2017
A new CGD Working Group is assessing the relevance, advantages and challenges for EMDEs’ growth and development and for the stability of their financial systems derived from the implementation of Basel III. Moreover, the Group is advancing specific recommendations regarding components of Basel...
Working Group on the Future of Global Health Procurement
Amanda Glassman
et al.
July 31, 2017
Many low-and lower-middle-income countries currently procure a large portion of their health commodities through centralized, donor-managed procurement mechanisms, and often at subsidized prices or as donations. Over the next several decades, however, the landscape of global health procurement will ...
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. 
Priority-Setting Institutions for Global Health
Amanda Glassman
and
Kalipso Chalkidou
September 10, 2014
If you have $200 to spend on health in a developing country, would you vaccinate 10 children against deadly childhood diseases or provide AIDS treatment to one woman to prevent transmission of HIV to her unborn child? Policy makers routinely face such tough budgetary dilemmas with little expert guid...