Center for Global Development

For General Operating Support

The Center for Global Development (CGD) celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Its mission of improving the policies of the rich and powerful to promote shared global prosperity has been built on combining rigorous research and analysis with insider knowledge of how to engage and influence major institutions. This model has been tremendously successful in translating ideas into action and influencing the policies of international financial institutions, the G-8/G-20, and the United States government. To remain successful over the next ten years, CGD plans to expand its research and advocacy networks to connect with new sources of influence in global development. The Center will therefore deepen its engagement in Europe, Asia, the Gulf States, and other emerging powers in Africa and Latin America such as Brazil, Mexico, and South Africa. Along with this increased geographical reach and expertise, CGD will explore new arenas that are responsive to the latest trends in global development thinking, including energy and infrastructure, innovative private financial mechanisms, the future of extractive industries, and global governance.
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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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