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The Future of Development

About the series

In the Future of Development series, the Center for Global Development and the Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation (gui2de) bring together development experts, scholars, and policymakers to address the big questions facing developing countries and help shape the agenda in global development over the next decade.

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The Future of Development

The Future of Development: Lessons from China

Event
6/24/21

In the Future of Development series, the Center for Global Development and the Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation (gui2de) bring together development experts, scholars, and policymakers to address the big questions facing developing countries and help shape the agenda in global development over the next decade.

A doctor administering a COVID-19 test.

The Future of Development – What Will It Take to Achieve Universal Health?

Among the many disparities and inequities that COVID-19 has shone a light upon, the chasm in health outcomes between rich and poor countries is being particularly sharply highlighted. While Israel, the US, the UK, and a handful of high- and upper-middle income countries are charging forward with their vaccination programmes, many of the poorest are left behind—sometimes to rapidly soaring infection rates, as in India. Universal health—that is, a basic level of health and nutrition achieved globally—seems a distant prospect.

The Future of Development: A Virtual Webinar Series (with globe in background)

What Will It Take to Achieve Universal Health?

Event
2/5/21

In this edition of the Future of Development series, Pascaline Dupas and Jishnu Das will join host Shanta Devarajan to discuss how improvements in healthcare in developing countries can be pursued in the next coming years.

The Future of Development: A Virtual Webinar Series (with globe in background)

Digital Agriculture

Event
12/1/20

The rapid spread of mobile phones in developing countries, coupled with recent advances in our ability to analyze big data through tools such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, has generated considerable excitement about the potential of information and communications technology (ICT) for development. How does the reality of ICT use for development stack up? And which institutional arrangements best promote its use for development? In the first of a new CGD-Georgetown University series, Michael Kremer begins to answer these questions.