Last month, the Bangladeshi government began moving Rohingya refugees from camps in Cox’s Bazar to Bhasan Char, a remote and flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal, against the protests of the United Nations (UN), aid groups, and the refugees themselves.
CGD Policy Blogs
Last week DFC announced that it signed a framework agreement with the government of Ecuador to refinance up to $3.5 billion of the country’s external debt to China. In exchange, according to reporting by the Financial Times, the Ecuadorian government will commit to exclude Chinese companies from its telecom networks.
New PASEC Results Show Modest Improvements in Student Learning in Francophone Africa, but Inequalities Are Widening
In December, PASEC released its new results on the quality of schooling in 14 francophone African countries. PASEC data offer a unique perspective on what the 50 million primary school students of these countries are learning. Here are five takeaways.
Coordination is essential to effective humanitarian action. As a recent policy paper argues, an area-based approach would better align humanitarian action around the needs of crisis-affected people – compared to the cluster system. To understand how this approach operates at the local level and its benefits and challenges, Patrick Saez spoke with Noorina Ani, Abdul Wodood Elemyar, Farkhunda Samsoor and Jahanzeb Daudzai of NRC Afghanistan about their experiences with the “Urban Displacement Out of Camps” programme.
Charles Kenny launches his latest book The Plague Cycle: The Unending War Between Humanity and Infectious Disease.
Future generations are (currently) blameless, our actions leave them in peril, but we can do something about it. All of this is utterly true of climate change, and it is why rich countries (that disproportionately pollute) should take the lead in paying for climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Bridging the Gap between Health Financing and Family Planning: How to Effectively Advocate for Contraception in UHC
Drawing from a workshop in February 2020, the authors offer an evidence review and proposed approach to inform policymakers as they evaluate contraception for inclusion in health benefits packages.
The last 50 years have been marked by a dramatic reduction in poverty and an explosion in research on development, yet challenges remain. Our new event series aims to harness the lessons learnt and build upon the burgeoning body of research.
2020 was a challenging year for Jutta Urpilainen, the European Commissioner for International Partnerships. In this blog, we look back at the EU’s international development performance and assess the extent to which it has lived up to the EU’s pledge to be a reliable international partner.
The Learning at Scale research team is seeking current programs that have demonstrated significant impact on learning outcomes and are operating at scale. For this phase of the study, we are looking for two types of programs: 1) programs with demonstrated effectiveness on numeracy outcomes at scale; or 2) programs that are fully implemented by government bodies (not implementing partner led or directed programs) with demonstrated effectiveness in either literacy or numeracy at scale.