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May 28, 2020
Many are focused on the response of governments to the pandemic and its economic impact, and the scale of support needed from the IMF and development...
May 27, 2020
A lack of transparency and accountability around COVID-19 funding announcements means it’s difficult to know how much has been pledged and by whom (...
May 21, 2020
In recent months, governments around the world have closed borders and businesses to combat the spread of COVID-19. While these measures have had the...
May 18, 2020
Pakistan has been in an IMF program for decades. Not only has stabilization not been achieved, long term growth and productivity have declined. PIDE...
May 15, 2020
This webinar was hosted by CIDGA, CIDRN and IDS and featured CGD president Masood Ahmed along with other development experts.
May 13, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has put unusual pressure on medical product supply chains around the world. In many LMICs there is a paramount need to quickly...
May 13, 2020
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, Achim Steiner, joins CGD President Masood Ahmed to discuss the UNDP, and wider UN system,...
May 12, 2020
Africa is home to 16 percent of the world’s population and carries 24 percent of the world’s disease burden but accounts for just 1 percent of global...


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