Center for Global Development

For A Program To Support The Development And Implementation Of Sound Data Governance Policies

Overview
The Center for Global Development (CGD) is an independent, nonpartisan research institution that works to reduce global poverty and improve lives through innovative economic research that drives better policy and practice by the world’s top decision makers. This grant will support a program of work that aims to empower policymakers to use and govern the use of data in a manner that supports economic development and good governance, while protecting citizens against data misuse. CGD’s recommendations will target policymakers working on data policy at the national, regional, and global levels, but will predominantly focus on the ways that policymakers in rich countries (particularly the U.S. and E.U.) and multilateral development banks can help create a more level playing field through their international promotion of data governance standards. This grant is a complement to a cluster of grants under the Evidence-Informed Policymaking strategy to strengthen a field of African institutions working on data governance. The goal of this cluster is to help governments in East and West Africa develop policy frameworks that balance public good uses of data with data privacy and protection.
About the Grantee
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www.cgdev.org 
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2055 L Street NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
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for general operating support  
The Center for Global Development (CGD) is an independent, nonpartisan think tank that works to reduce global poverty and improve lives through economic research that drives better policy and practice by the world’s top decision makers. The center’s research and policy engagement are structured around six program areas: global health policy; sustainable development finance; migration, displacement, and humanitarian policy; European development policy and leadership; education; and technology and development. The center has also developed crosscutting initiatives focused on mitigating the impact of COVID-19, engaging with African policymakers, improving livelihoods for women and girls, responding to the climate crisis, and developing policy solutions for fragile regions and states. As a result, this grant serves many goals across GEG's entire portfolio, as the grantee both generates high-quality evidence and has outsized influence in policy in areas related to (among other GEG interest areas) women’s economic empowerment, enhancing localization and inclusion, and data governance. The center is influential across the evidence-informed policymaking field, serving as a reference point for evidence used by professionals globally, both in terms of content and tactics. Additionally, CGD is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary and has recently completed a website redesign and rebranding effort as well as an external evaluation to understand the impact and influence that its work has had in improving the effectiveness of global development policies and institutions. As a result, this grant renewal will help CGD continue to build on its past successes, evolve in new directions based on its rigorous learning approach, and ensure continued support for responsive and high-impact research. (Strategy: Evidence-Informed Policymaking.)
for general operating support  
The Center for Global Development is an independent, nonpartisan think tank that works to reduce global poverty and improve lives through economic research that drives better policy and practice by the world’s top decision makers. The center’s research and policy engagement are structured around seven program areas: U.S. development policy initiatives; U.K. and European Union development policy; global health policy; migration, displacement, and humanitarian policy; sustainable development finance; education; and technology and development., The center will also pursue research and policy engagement in four emerging, cross-cutting policy areas. The first is COVID-19 and the global response, building on the significant body of research, commentary and policy engagement that the center has mounted in the first three months of the pandemic including analysis of economic and social impacts on low-income countries, recommendations for international financing, applications of an advanced-market commitment for a vaccine, the public health response and much more. Other cross-cutting areas include the role of China in development, climate finance, and gender equity.This grant serves many goals across GDP’s portfolio, as the grantee both generates high-quality evidence and has outsized influence in policy in areas related to women’s economic empowerment, reproductive health, fiscal transparency, and data governance. The center is influential across the evidence-informed policymaking field, serving as a reference point for evidence professionals globally, both in terms of content and tactics. (Strategy: Evidence-Informed Policymaking.)

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