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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

March 23, 2021
Developed and developing countries are challenged by aggressive tax planning by multinational enterprises (MNEs), with low-income countries...
March 18, 2021
How can we continue to improve access to information while addressing the “epistemic emergency” raised by the spread of disinformation? Katherine...
March 17, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on African economies, translating notably into growing fiscal and external imbalances and...
March 11, 2021
La crisis humanitaria que vive Venezuela es considerada una de las principales crisis del desplazamiento forzado en la región. Con más de 5 millones...
March 10, 2021
Even prior to COVID-19, full immunization for age was vastly unequal in large middle-income countries like Nigeria. As the COVID-19 crisis deepens,...
March 3, 2021
Many developing countries are gradually reforming their tax systems to make them more efficient and equitable, and are seeking technical advice and...
February 25, 2021
This seminar invites the public, development agencies, IFIs and national governments to reflect on the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic and the...
February 22, 2021
The pandemic and the resulting collapse in economic activity have significantly increased the risk of debt distress in many countries, especially the...

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