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A Practical Vision for US Development Reform

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:11:52 +0000

Publications

The lack of well-defined core priorities has enabled structural fragmentation across the more than 20 agencies that together constitute the US development architecture, making resource optimization and policy coordination nearly impossible.




Information Provision Can Improve Learning Outcomes—When It Strengthens Accountability

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:20:38 +0000

Information Provision Can Improve Learning Outcomes—When It Strengthens Accountability

Blog Post

When Pratham used simple “report cards” to provide information about learning outcomes to villages in India, the intervention largely failed. There was no improvement in attendance of children or teachers, no improvement in learning outcomes; and parents, teachers, and village education committees did not become more engaged with the schools (Banerjee et al., 2010). However, when Pratham-trained youth volunteers offered basic reading classes outside of regular school, reading skills of children who attended improved substantially after one year. Why did information provision fail to improve learning outcomes? 




How Sudan’s Crippling Debt Could Cause a Budget Problem for President Trump

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:03:14 +0000

How Sudan’s Crippling Debt Could Cause a Budget Problem for President Trump

Blog Post

With last week’s decision by the Trump Administration to extend the review period for permanent removal of long-standing sanctions on Sudan, the debate over the nature of future US engagement with Sudan will continue. As this month’s report of the Atlantic Council’s Sudan Task Force points out, US support for debt relief will be high on the Sudanese government’s agenda; such relief would unlock international financing that supports economic development and poverty reduction. What the report does not mention is that such relief would likely require significant new funds being appropriated by Congress.




Global Economic Challenges: A Conversation with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:55:40 +0000

Video

To coincide with the launch of the IMF’s latest global economic forecasts, and following the G-20 Summit, please join IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and CGD president Masood Ahmed for a conversation about challenges and trends ahead for the global economy.

What is the role of the IMF in ensuring inclusive growth and stability in the years to come, and how should it respond to ongoing and emerging issues, including fragile states, rising inequality, technological innovation, and the future of international economic cooperation? The discussion will focus on issues related to the future of the international economy. 




The Future of Family Planning – Rachel Silverman

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:23:59 +0000

Podcasts

At a London conference earlier this month, some donors promised generous funding for family planning services in developing countries. At the same time, however, future support from the US is in doubt, and progress towards the FP2020 family planning goals has been extremely limited. Just how much progress have we made, and how far do we have to go? What difference will the new pledges make, and how should they be used? Rachel Silverman, CGD’s assistant director of global health policy, responds to these questions in this week’s podcast. 




The Future of Family Planning – Podcast with Rachel Silverman

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:21:24 +0000

The Future of Family Planning – Podcast with Rachel Silverman

Blog Post

At a London conference earlier this month, some donors promised generous funding for family planning services in developing countries. At the same time, however, future support from the US is in doubt, and progress towards the FP2020 family planning goals has been extremely limited. Just how much progress have we made, and how far do we have to go? What difference will the new pledges make, and how should they be used? Rachel Silverman, CGD’s assistant director of global health policy, responds to these questions in this week’s podcast. 




The Economic Research Shows Drastic Cuts to Legal Immigration Are a Lose-Lose for the United States and the World

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:24:36 +0000

The Economic Research Shows Drastic Cuts to Legal Immigration Are a Lose-Lose for the United States and the World

Blog Post

A report released recently suggests that two conservative senators are working on a plan to “dramatically scale back legal immigration,” reducing the one million immigrants who legally enter the country to about half that in ten years. Economic research time and again has shown that drastic cuts to legal immigration would be a lose-lose proposal for both the United States and global economy.




Blockchain and Economic Development: Hype vs. Reality

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 20:06:10 +0000

Publications

Increasing attention is being paid to the potential of blockchain technology to address long-standing challenges related to economic development. This paper provides a clear-eyed view of the technology’s potential in the context of development. It focuses on identifying the questions that development practitioners should be asking technologists, and challenges that innovators must address for the technology to meet its potential.




Family Planning Summit Raises Much-Needed Funds. Now It’s Time for Donors to Stop Being Polite and Start Getting Real.

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 18:11:00 +0000

Family Planning Summit Raises Much-Needed Funds. Now It’s Time for Donors to Stop Being Polite and Start Getting Real.

Blog Post

With significant new money raised for the cause of family planning—an important accomplishment given the uncertainty around sustained US funding and the reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy—it’s now time for donors to get serious about optimizing the efficiency, impact, and sustainability of family planning programs.




The G20’s Commitment to Basel III: How will Emerging Markets be Affected? A New CGD Working Group Investigates

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:21:36 +0000

The G20’s Commitment to Basel III: How will Emerging Markets be Affected? A New CGD Working Group Investigates

Blog Post

CGD is establishing a high-level Working Group, composed of leading experts on Basel III and economic development, that will identify challenges for emerging markets’ financial stability and development derived from the global implementation of Basel III. Effective and appropriate implementation of Basel III’s recommendations could make a huge contribution to global financial resilience with the attendant benefits for development progress. The G20’s commitment on this issue is welcome.

Stay tuned for more on our Working Group’s progress in the coming months.