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EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
November 24, 2023
Mikaela Gavas, Managing Director of CGD Europe and Senior Policy Fellow has been invited to share her analysis and insights with the Development Committee of the European Parliament.
The EU’s Carbon Border Tax: How Can Developing Countries Respond?
November 15, 2023
On 1st October, the EU soft launched its Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), which aims to help avoid “carbon leakage”, where companies move their production to country with less stringent climate policies. Reporting requirements will start from 2024 and full charges will come into effect in ...
Navigating the Precarious Development Landscape: Insights from the 2023 Development Leaders Conference
November 02, 2023
Geopolitical risks are rapidly converging, making the world more crisis-prone and precarious. Faced with a near economic collapse in some low and lower middle-income countries, the escalating devastation of climate-related disasters aggravating existing vulnerabilities, and a sharp rise in conflicts...
A Call to Action to End Childhood Lead Poisoning Worldwide: A Neglected, Top-Tier Development Challenge
October 17, 2023
Final Statement of the Working Group on Understanding and Mitigating the Global Burden of Lead Poisoning.
Team Europe Initiatives: Three Years In
September 27, 2023
168 Team Europe Initiatives are currently being rolled out across the globe. In this blog, we look at their geographical and sectoral distribution, as well as the Member States and the institutions who are involved in them.
In Conversation with Thomas Östros, Candidate for the EIB Presidency
September 12, 2023
The second of CGD's conversations with candidates for the presidency of the European Investment Bank was with Thomas Östros, who is currently Vice-President at the EIB, and has been in this role since 2020.
In Conversation with Margrethe Vestager, Candidate for the EIB Presidency
September 12, 2023
The first of CGD's conversations with candidates for the presidency of the European Investment Bank was with Margrethe Vestager. Margrethe is the Executive Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Competition. She has had a long and illustrious political career, having become a...
Who the Next President of the EIB Is Matters for Global Development
September 05, 2023
EU finance ministers will soon appoint a new president of the European Investment Bank (EIB). Following two six-year terms, the incumbent, Werner Hoyer, will step down, and a new captain will take the helm of the world’s largest multilateral financial institution. The new president comes at a critic...
Europe Can Only Score Points with Developing Countries if it Sees Eye to Eye
July 11, 2023
If the EU wants to credibly offer a fair partnership distinct from Russia and China, it must restore trust, take priorities seriously, fund more effectively, and increase labor migration.
Winners and Losers in the Replenishment of the EU Budget
July 05, 2023
When the EU adopted its seven-year budget in 2020, few predicted the eruption of a full-scale war two years later at its borders. By the end of 2023, the EU will have provided military, economic and humanitarian support to Ukraine to the tune of EUR35.2 billion since Russia’s invasion. But with spir...