Ideas to Action:

Independent research for global prosperity


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November 30, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Ineffective and inefficient registration processes impede access to lifesaving, quality-assured essential medicines. As a result of inadequate legal provisions, limited capacity within National Regulatory Authorities, and long and unpredictable registration processes as well as low profit...

December 3, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Almost three decades after the highly indebted poor countries (HIPC) initiative cleared $76 billion in unsustainable debts from the balance sheets of 37 countries, the sovereign debt burdens of many African countries are once again approaching concerning levels. But despite the many similarities...

December 7, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

The COVID-19 pandemic is a critical care crisis. Many lives have been lost during the pandemic while countries tried to scale up ventilators and other high-cost critical care services, at times overlooking effective yet low-cost essential emergency and critical care (EECC) practices.


May 13, 2021
COVID-19 knows no borders and can only be overcome through united efforts by the international community. Then, what would be the best global...
May 11, 2021
High-income countries around the world depend on immigration to help foster strong societies and economies. Yet when deciding who is allowed to enter...
May 4, 2021
As the global community prioritizes a sustainable recovery post COVID-19, climate change is at the center of the needed economic transformation.
April 30, 2021
In the latest edition to the series, Atif Mian and Jing Cai will join host Shanta Devarajan to discuss trends, innovation, and improvements in...
April 29, 2021
In December 2019, the European Commission put forward a package of policy initiatives – The EU Green Deal – with the overarching aim of making Europe...
April 28, 2021
Please join the Center for Global Development (CGD) for a conversation featuring Representative Joaquin Castro—Chairman of the new House Foreign...
April 23, 2021
Please join the Center for Global Development for a conversation with U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Operating...
April 22, 2021
Join CGD’s Masood Ahmed for a discussion with Mark Lowcock, outgoing UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief, to...


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