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Methane Reduction for Climate and Development
November 29, 2023
By incentivizing companies to capture and use currently wasted gas, countries can eliminate a threat to human health and food security, increase energy access, and help generate tens of billions of dollars per year for national economies.
Does SDR Recycling Impair Reserve Management? The Case of the United Kingdom
November 14, 2023
In the wake of a challenging year, the Bank of England (BoE) has found itself navigating a tumultuous economic landscape marked by significant upheavals. Following the release of the mini-budget in September 2022, the BoE was compelled to take proactive measures to stabilize the financial system. Th...
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Practical Action on Methane Emissions: How the IMF and Others Can Help
November 06, 2023
For this event, the Center for Global Development brings together the perspectives of country policy makers and regulators, fiscal policy experts, and researchers to share insights on how some countries are already leading in application and on how other countries can benefit. Solutions are in part ...
Empty Words, Empty Wallets: The G20’s Broken Promise on SDR Recycling
October 30, 2023
In August 2021, as the world continued to grapple with the far-reaching effects of the ongoing global pandemic, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) took a significant step to help. Recognizing the unprecedented challenges faced by nations, the IMF issued an allocation of US$ 650 billion worth of S...
Marrakech Meeting on SDRs Rechanneling: Accelerating Development Finance Through Multilateral Development Banks
October 24, 2023
What We’re Watching at the Annual Meetings
October 05, 2023
Next week, finance ministers and other officials from around the world will descend on Marrakech for the World Bank and IMF annual meetings. Read on for a range of quick reactions from CGD's experts on what will happen next week, and what should happen—and how we get from one to the other.
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To Prevent the Next Pandemic, Leaders Should Finish What They Started
September 15, 2023
The PRGT Must Be Replenished, but There Are No Easy Options
September 14, 2023
The Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust (PRGT), the IMF’s primary vehicle to support low-income countries (LICs), faces a severe financial crunch. There are many ways in which this hole could be plugged to restore the PRGT, but as explained in a new CGD note, there are obstacles or drawbacks to each ...