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CGD Policy Blogs
It has now been a decade since India’s biometric identification system, Aadhaar, was set in motion. It has been an interesting journey with many twists, turns and speed bumps along the way, but one that is finally settling down into a more predictable path.
KLAY founder Priya Krishnan and CDC Group's Jen Braswell and Graham Wrigley discuss the importance of investing in women, how to find good investments, and how to get partners on board.
The Journey to Self-Reliance in Practice: Examining USAID’s Efforts to Operationalize Its New Agenda
It’s been over a year since USAID—under the new brand of the “Journey to Self-Reliance”—set out to reorient its work to better support partner countries in tackling their development challenges. To get a better understanding of how the new Journey to Self-Reliance pivot is being implemented both in Washington and in the field, CGD hosted a public event. If you missed it, you can watch the full event online. Below are four key takeaways.
Transition from donor aid is no longer a distant prospect, but now a reality that defines the current global health landscape. Many low- and middle-income countries are facing multiple aid transitions, with middle-income countries at particularly high risk of a complex transition landscape.
Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance: Doubling Down on Coverage, Partnerships, and Transition Incentives for the Next Phase
With the Global Fund and Global Polio Eradication Initiative replenishments successfully concluded, donors are turning their attention to the Gavi Alliance whose third replenishment process is scheduled to culminate in summer 2020. As the final Gavi Board meeting of 2019 kicks off next week, it’s time to sharpen goals and double down on strategies to enhance the partnership’s public health impact.
The political and economic crisis in Venezuela has caused the biggest population movement in recent Latin American history. Support from the international community has predominantly focused on short-term humanitarian assistance, which will remain important for the most vulnerable Venezuelans. However, in what has become a protracted displacement crisis, it is also essential to shift to a longer-term vision and approach underpinned by development finance.
Many actual or potential host countries for refugees face serious challenges in integrating the refugees into the domestic labor markets. A primary concern is resistance from citizens in the host countries. Integrating refugees into host-country labor markets will continue to prove difficult if citizens do not see the benefits, or do not feel that they are adequately compensated for the expected costs.
The ability to make payments on a mobile phone has transformed peoples’ lives, especially in developing countries. But what lies ahead for mobile money and its applications for financial inclusion? That may depend on who is using it.
Adam Boehler was confirmed by the US Senate as the first CEO of DFC in September and will take the helm of the new agency when it launches in the coming weeks. In this edition of the USDFC Monitor we ask him about his plans for the new agency.