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Devoted readers may have noticed last week that the we launched a revamped website with improved navigation and a greatly enhanced search function. Other new features:

  • A redesigned Home that makes it easier to find our lively policy blogs, shows publications by popularity as well as date, and lists active Working Groups
  • A new section, For Educators, with syllabuses and other materials requested by university instructors and their students
  • A redesigned Publications interface that lets you see at a glance what’s new or tab quickly by output type (popularity tab coming soon)
  • Homepage fly out menus for Topics and Initiatives
  • Redesigned bios for CGD’s Experts
  • A new brag list of CGD Impacts and Influence

Hats off to CGD Web technology manager Steve (“No Drama”) Perlow and a small army of CGD junior staff  and interns who assisted by updating content, finding new and better pictures, and generally doing the million-and-one things involved in smoothly revamping a website that boasts countless thousands of pages. (Well, actually they can be counted. Google reports 23,000 but we figure  there’s some double counting going on.) Thanks, too, to our pals at Forum One Communications who led us through the design and construction process with lots of smart ideas and unfailing good humor.

I think the new site is a big improvement and hope you agree. Of course, inevitably there are a few bugs and plenty that could be better. Tell us what you like (or don’t) below or drop a line to Steve ( He’ll be glad to hear from you.


CGD blog posts reflect the views of the authors, drawing on prior research and experience in their areas of expertise. CGD is a nonpartisan, independent organization and does not take institutional positions.