If combating climate change is now center stage for BlackRock, then eliminating global gender inequality should be next on the horizon for the corporation and its counterparts (Vanguard, Fidelity, State Street, etc.).
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I talk with Kupanda Capital's Bobby Pittman and rapper Ladipoe about development opportunities in Africa's entertainment industries, Bobby's experience working with Nigerian record label Mavin Records, and the inspiration behind Ladipoe's songs.
Poor quality medicines pose significant risks to global health. This blog responds to a recent report from the National Academies that out clear recommendations to global, national and agency level stakeholders which can help strengthen food and medical products regulatory systems in low- and middle-income countries.
The international community is continuously exhorting developing countries, particularly the low-income ones, to mobilize more revenues domestically, but could reducing tax concessions provide a "grand bargain" for developing countries?
Prompted by the end of 2019—and the imminent launch of the US Development Finance Corporation—this edition of CGD’s DFC Monitor looks back at OPIC’s last five years of lending to identify lessons for its successor.
The US and China Have Very Different Takes on IDA and the Global Fund: Why that Matters for the Future of Multilateral Aid
When it comes to the United States, the reality is that the Global Fund is winning the fundraising game hands down. China, meanwhile, doubled its contribution to IDA—contrast that with the country’s longstanding indifference to the Global Fund. Clearly the world’s most important emerging donor views the multilateral architecture differently than the world’s most important traditional donor does.
We need a new public-private actor to fill the gap in the development finance architechure. Nancy Lee and Dan Preson have a solution: The Stretch Fund.
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.
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.