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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

February 22, 2021
Please join us for this seminar as Edward Okeke presents new research on the impact of easing physician labor supply constraints on mortality in...
February 17, 2021
In late 2020, the European Commission released its New Pact on Migration and Asylum. The Pact has many laudable goals, including increasing labour...
February 16, 2021
Please join us for this seminar as we examine new research from Arush Lal, Ngozi Erondu and co-authors on how and where the global health security...
February 10, 2021
Join Tim Harford and Amanda Glassman as they discuss Harford’s new book, The Data Detective. Already a bestseller in the UK, the book uses new...
February 5, 2021
In this edition of the Future of Development series, Pascaline Dupas and Jishnu Das will join host Shanta Devarajan to discuss how improvements...
February 3, 2021
Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia, and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Minister of Finance of Nigeria, sit down with CGD Executive Vice...
January 28, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Jeff Sachs will summarize the likely impact of the...
January 27, 2021
In the past years, the economic, political, and social collapse of Venezuela has pushed over 5 million Venezuelans to seek protection abroad. With...

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