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Multilateral Development Banking for This Century's Development Challenges

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 16:00:38 +0000

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A new report by CGD’s High Level Panel on the Future of Multilateral Development Banking offers a frank assessment of current MDB policies and practices, situating them in the context of new development challenges. For over five decades the multilateral development banks have combined financial heft and technical knowledge to support investments in post-conflict reconstruction, growth, and poverty reduction. However, the geo-economic landscape has changed dramatically in this century. There are new banks, and also new challenges that call for global collective action and financing of the sort the MDBs are well-suited to provide but have been handicapped in doing so effectively. How should the MDBs respond?




$50 Billion In One Room: How Can Development Finance Institutions Unleash the Private Sector?

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 20:16:19 +0000

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We know that private resource flows into the developing world far exceed anything governments might provide in official development assistance and that greater economic growth and jobs are needed to meet individual aspirations. How can DFIs help governments to rethink how they work with the private sector? At this co-hosted event, think tank experts quiz DFI heads about their main challenges and successes in leveraging private capital, and how they can do better.




UN Secretary-General Candidates Forum

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:35:59 +0000

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CGD holds a public forum with Vuk Jeremić, candidate for the position of Secretary-General of the United Nations. Designed to contribute to the increased level of transparency in the selection process to succeed Ban Ki-Moon, this event offers an important opportunity for open questions to Mr. Jeremić about his candidacy, and about his vision for the role, responsibilities, challenges and opportunities of the United Nations in the years to come.




Getting Serious on Global Health Security

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:48:57 +0000

Getting Serious on Global Health Security

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Zika’s rapid spread has focused media attention on how poorly prepared both rich and less rich countries are for infectious disease outbreaks. And while it seems that we are still flailing, in fact, the international community has been trying to do better for a while. Perhaps the most significant response came in 2014 when the G7 (including the US Government) endorsed the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), a partnership of governments and international organizations aiming to accelerate achievement of the core outbreak preparedness and response capacities required by the International Health Regulations.




AMR Gets the UNGA Spotlight; Now Can It Get Meaningful Action?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:45:57 +0000

AMR Gets the UNGA Spotlight; Now Can It Get Meaningful Action?

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This past week, the UN General Assembly featured a high-level meeting on the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)—by far the most high-profile gathering ever on this topic, and just the fourth ever such meeting on a health-related issue following HIV (2001), non-communicable diseases (2011), and Ebola (2014).




UN Secretary-General Candidates Forum

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:23:20 +0000

UN Secretary-General Candidates Forum

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9/28/16

Please join us for a public forum with Vuk Jeremić, candidate for the position of Secretary-General of the United Nations. Designed to contribute to the increased level of transparency in the selection process to succeed Ban Ki-Moon, this event offers an important opportunity for open questions to Mr. Jeremić about his candidacy, and about his vision for the role, responsibilities, challenges and opportunities of the United Nations in the years to come.




A New DFID-Global Fund Performance Agreement: 10 Benchmarks to Achieve Maximum Impact

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:02:36 +0000

A New DFID-Global Fund Performance Agreement: 10 Benchmarks to Achieve Maximum Impact

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This past weekend in Montreal, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria matched and exceeded its last three-year replenishment cycle with contributions of nearly $13 billion USD for its work, making the agency one of the world’s largest external funders for health in low-income countries.




Transparency Is an Agency-Level Game and DOD Is Coming Up Last

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:00:33 +0000

Transparency Is an Agency-Level Game and DOD Is Coming Up Last

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ForeignAssistance.gov is a great idea in theory—a one-stop shop for information about all US foreign assistance spending. In practice, the site has struggled to become a useful and reliable tool due to missing data and poor quality information. But if you look closely, the Department of Defense (DOD), which by some measures is one of the biggest players in US foreign assistance, truly stands out for its reporting gap. 




Four Comments and a Suggestion for the World Bank Board

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:51:20 +0000

Four Comments and a Suggestion for the World Bank Board

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Last week the World Bank Board closed the three-week window, announced in late August, for member countries to nominate candidates for the presidency of the World Bank. Jim Kim, the US nominee and incumbent since his election in 2012, was formally nominated by the United States at 12:01 a.m. at the opening bell, so to speak. He is the sole candidate in what appears to have been a kind of insider coup by the United States (called a “charade” in a World Bank Staff Association letter to its members) of the procedures agreed by World Bank members in 2011.




From Efficacy to Effectiveness at Scale: Lessons Learned from Millions Saved

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:45:00 +0000

From Efficacy to Effectiveness at Scale: Lessons Learned from Millions Saved

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9/26/16

The Center for Global Development book, Millions Saved: New Cases of Proven Success in Global Health, authored by Amanda Glassman and Miriam Temin with the Millions Saved team, chronicles a global revolution from the ground up. It showcases 18 remarkable cases in which large-scale efforts to improve health in developing countries succeeded and 4 cases in which promising interventions fell short of their health targets when scaled up. Each case demonstrates how much effort is required to fight illness and sustain good health.