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October 26, 2021 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Washington DC Time

This event is hosted by Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) and  Global Health Hub Germany and features CGD Executive Vice President, Amanda Glassman.

October 26, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Washington DC time

Financial inclusion stakeholders continue to face important challenges to define and measure women’s economic empowerment (WEE). Developing and using a common approach to measuring WEE is critical for understanding the impacts of various financial inclusion programs and initiatives across...

October 26, 2021 1:30 PM Washington DC time

Last week the IMF released it's Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa's economy is set to expand by 3.7 percent in 2021 and 3.8 percent in 2022, a welcome change from the sharp contraction in 2020 but still represents the slowest recovery relative to other regions...

October 28, 2021 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Curbing the pandemic while protecting access to essential health services requires an ample supply of vaccine, a functioning, well-funded delivery system, and careful planning.

October 28, 2021 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

On August 23rd 2021, the IMF allocated a historical $650 billion worth of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) to its member states, to help countries tackle the economic impact from COVID-19.

October 29, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Washington DC time

In the Future of Development series, the Center for Global Development and the Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation (gui2de) bring together development experts, scholars, and policymakers to address the big questions facing developing countries and help...

November 4, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Washington DC time

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the importance of development approaches that center on the unique needs and constraints of women and girls. As countries, with the support of international financial institutions, seek to rebuild post-pandemic, there’s an opportunity to make...

November 5, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Washington DC time

Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations have been using epidemiological and operational modelling to predict the spread of the novel coronavirus as well as estimate the impact of different control measures.


March 10, 2004
The Center hosted an afternoon discussion about the ongoing crisis in Haiti, "Haiti: Putting the Current Crisis in Perspective." Panelists included...
March 9, 2004
In celebration of International Women’s Day, CGD hosted a conversation with prominent women leaders of policy and research institutions to reflect on...
March 2, 2004
Simon Maxwell, Director of the Overseas Development Institute, will discuss how Europeans and Americans view their own and each others’ strategies on...
March 2, 2004
Jamele Rigolini, a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at New York University, presented a paper, "Political Activism and Redistribution," analyzing the...
February 20, 2004
James Habyarimana, a PhD candidate at Harvard University presented "The Benefits of Banking Relationships: Evidence from Uganda’s Banking Crisis."
February 10, 2004
Carol Graham of the Brookings Institution presented her paper, Can Happiness Research Contribute to Development Economics? The paper addresses the...
January 24, 2004
This event introduced the Seattle Initiative for Global Development, an emerging group of business and civic leaders who believe the private sector...
January 20, 2004
An evening with friends and neighbors, we gathered at The Diner (in Washington's Adams Morgan neighborhood) to view the President’s annual address to...


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