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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

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...
April 19, 2021
The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) and the Center for Global Development (CGD) are co-hosting this panel discussion on the...
April 16, 2021
China is the world’s largest official creditor, but basic facts about the terms and conditions of its lending were—until recently—obscured. On March...
April 15, 2021
Join CGD for a discussion with Rory Stewart on issues including the new UK Defense Security and Foreign Policy Review, the moves to reduce the UK’s...
April 7, 2021
While the COVID-19 pandemic has setback development outcomes across the globe, Africa has felt the economic effects of the pandemic strongly. COVID-...
March 31, 2021
This event, the first in a series of panels examining the indirect health effects of COVID-19 and co-hosted by CGD and Gates Ventures...
March 30, 2021
As the EBRD reaches a historic milestone this April celebrating its 30th anniversary, multilateral action has never been more important - a...
March 25, 2021
The Center for Global Development (CGD) is hosting this panel discussion on what is the Role of Aid in Middle-Income Countries? It will consider the...

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