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Upcoming

September 20, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM SAST

Join The Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) for a series of global conversations on democracy, business, markets and development. Nancy Birdsall is president emeritus and co-founder of the Center for Global Development (CGD), widely recognised as one of the foremost...

September 22, 2021 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Washington DC time

In the context of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and widening resource gaps for health at the national level, development finance institutions (DFIs) are well-placed to contribute to efforts to strengthen pandemic preparedness and expand access to health products and innovations. But historically,...

September 23, 2021 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Washington DC time

Afghanistan is now suffering from the compounded impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and a deteriorating humanitarian situation, putting lives and livelihoods at risk. The health care system in Afghanistan is already vulnerable and reliant on foreign aid, but with the World Bank and other...

September 23, 2021 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Washington DC Time

Global need for humanitarian aid is at an all-time high, driven by protracted conflicts, climate change, pandemics and increasing inequalities. But the humanitarian system is under pressure politically and financially. The legitimacy of the supply-driven system is increasingly questioned by many...

September 24, 2021 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Washington DC time

The COVID-19 crisis has emphasized the need for high-quality, timely, context-specific evidence—for both effective policy responses and political credibility. Despite significant progress in recent years, numerous challenges continue to limit the use of evidence by policymakers around the world...

September 29, 2021 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Washington DC time

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage and public funding is increasingly scarce, the need for high-quality, timely evidence on the effectiveness of public programs has never been clearer. Given that impact evaluations are uniquely suited to estimating the net impact of programs, they play a...

Past

July 28, 2021
Over 1 billion adults are digitally financially excluded Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and Pakistan. Further, in most emerging and developing...
July 20, 2021
What role do migrants play in the building of global networks and what factors impact their brokerage? In a new paper, Caroline Fry and Jeffrey...
July 20, 2021
Amid a pandemic, it is difficult to consider preparing for the next one, especially when there is no certainty about its timing. COVID-19 is broadly...
July 14, 2021
The G20-requested High Level Independent Panel (HLIP), Financing the Global Commons for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, is out with its...
July 13, 2021
Ensuring access, affordability, and equity to essential medicines and other health products is critical to strong health systems. COVID-19 has shown...
July 7, 2021
Economists play an important role in policy-making in the UK, but as a profession, they are not very representative of society. Recent research has...
June 30, 2021
How best to prioritise COVID-19 vaccination within and between countries has been a public health and an ethical challenge for decision-makers...
June 29, 2021
Dealing with the worst crisis in the last 50 years and in the midst of a complex sociopolitical environment, Latin America faces important dilemmas....

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