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Bravo to Power Africa for Moving up the Energy Ladder

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:58:13 +0000

Bravo to Power Africa for Moving up the Energy Ladder

Blog Post

Anyone who follows this blog knows I’m a big fan of the US electrification initiative Power Africa because of its national security, economic, and developmental benefits.




Will the UK Labour Party’s Big Idea of an Inequality Target Help or Hinder Development?

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:33:50 +0000

Will the UK Labour Party’s Big Idea of an Inequality Target Help or Hinder Development?

Blog Post

The UK Labour Party recently set out its ideas on international development in a paper titled “A World for the Many, Not the Few.” There is much to like in the policy paper, including pledges to put in place an effective whole-of-government development approach, to advance DFID’s monitoring of whether aid reaches the most vulnerable and excluded, and to communicate more honestly with UK taxpayers about the successes, challenges, and complexities of development. 




The Next Billion Customers: Expanding Financial Services to Women through Technology

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:36:11 +0000

The Next Billion Customers: Expanding Financial Services to Women through Technology

Event
5/1/18

Over 1 billion women lack access to financial services due to economic and social barriers, time and mobility constraints, and discrimination in service provision. Financial services delivered digitally can address these barriers by providing women with safe and accessible channels. This event will look at the recent evidence and emerging technologies that work to empower women economically.




Trump’s Treasury Delivers at the World Bank: More Capital for Climate, Solid Policy Framework

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:35:56 +0000

Trump’s Treasury Delivers at the World Bank: More Capital for Climate, Solid Policy Framework

Blog Post

Not only is the Trump administration supporting a $7.5 billion capital increase for the IBRD (and at that, one that is 50 percent larger than the capital increase supported by the Obama administration in 2010), it has also signed on to a policy framework for the new money that makes a good deal of sense.







Cash Transfers Cure Poverty. Side-Effects Vary. Symptoms May Return When Treatment Stops.

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:56:49 +0000

Cash Transfers Cure Poverty. Side-Effects Vary. Symptoms May Return When Treatment Stops.

Blog Post

New results from a famous experiment in Kenya have sparked heated debate over whether lump-sum cash transfers have any long-term benefits for those who get them, or even do harm to neighbors who don’t.




World Bank Investigation & Prevention: Global Systemic Impact

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:22:34 +0000

World Bank Investigation & Prevention: Global Systemic Impact

Event
5/2/18

Pascale Hélène Dubois will discuss the global impact of World Bank investigation and prevention activities and then join a panel with Kathrin Frauscher, Deputy and Program Director, Open Contracting Partnership and Hasan Tuluy, Partnership for Transparency Board Director, former World Bank Vice President, to dive deeper into what more can be done at the World Bank and other international institutions to combat corruption.




Annual Report: 2017

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:23:58 +0000

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The Center for Global Development works to reduce global poverty and improve lives through innovative economic research that drives better policy and practice by the world's top decision makers.




Another Debt Crisis for Poor Countries?

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:35:41 +0000

Another Debt Crisis for Poor Countries?

Blog Post

When the world’s finance ministers and central bank governors assemble in Washington later this month. they would do well to focus on another looming debt crisis that could hit some of the poorest countries in the world, many of whom are also struggling with problems of conflict and fragility and none of which has the institutional capacity to cope with a major debt crisis without lasting damage to their already-challenged development prospects.




A Bangladesh Compact: Beyond Aid Solutions for Rohingya Refugees and Host Communities

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:09:26 +0000

Publications

Bangladesh is providing an immense global public good, hosting more than 688,000 Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar since August 2017.