CGD Policy Blogs
The G7 Finance Ministers announced today that they would work with others on developing a pilot Advance Market Commitment for a vaccine next year.
The finance ministers met in London this weekend to consider a report from Italian Finance Minister Guilio Tremonti. This report recommended that the G-7 adopt a plan that is based on proposals made in April by the Working Group convened by the Center for Global Development (CGD), in the report Making Markets for Vaccines.
Let us applaud the decision of World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz, to open up the process of recruiting his No. 2 -- by appointing a search committee of Bank staff to be supported by an outside search firm. (See Lesley Wroughton’s fine Reuters report: Wolfowitz Starts Search for World Bank Top Officials
Congressman Jim Kolbe’s surprise pre-Thanksgiving announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2006 represents a real loss for those of us who work to improve U.S. policies towards developing countries.
In response to Nancy Birdsall's request for comments on the upcoming Doha Trade round, we received a thoughtful comment from Jim, author of the Blog Our word is our weapon.
Firstly, a warm welcome to the new blog! I'm sure it'll be a must-read for myself and many others.