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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...


February 26, 2002
In the run-up to the UN Conference on Financing for Development in Monterrey, Mexico, CGD hosted a two-part conference. Part One was Financing for...
February 2, 2002
CGD hosted a movie presentation: The Marshall Plan: Against the Odds.
January 12, 2002
CGD hosted a book presentation by William Easterly, author of The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics...


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