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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

June 15, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic revealed just how unprepared the world was for pandemic threats. But what level of investment is necessary to ensure adequate...
June 8, 2021
Many kids are increasingly depressed about the state of the world and its future, with some good reason. But (along with many adults) they are less...
June 2, 2021
While vaccine R&D stands out as a success in the ongoing response to COVID-19, there is still a long way to go to meet vaccination needs,...
May 27, 2021
The World Bank’s 2021 World Development Report “Data for Better Lives” calls for a new social contract that enables the use and reuse of data to...
May 27, 2021
Through our work on the Donor Tracker, we know which donors are or are not making bold policy commitments and we know what they do and don’t fund....
May 25, 2021
With plans to meet amid the COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented vaccine rollout, and pressure for World Health Organization reform, this year’s World...
May 20, 2021
Prior to the pandemic, several African countries were in the process of extending their universal health coverage (CSU) provisions.
May 19, 2021
Past humanitarian reform agendas have emphasised the need for emergency responses to be locally owned. But more than one year on from the outbreak of...

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