Center for Global Development

For The "Rethink" Program

This grant will support the Center for Global Development’s Rethinking U.S. Development Policy initiative (Rethink) to help ensure that U.S. development policymaking is well-informed and shaped by independent research. During this grant period the Rethink initiative will focus on measuring and assessing results, transparency, country ownership, and accountability in U.S. development policy. The Rethink initiative will also partner with the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network to help ensure that worthwhile foreign assistance reforms from the last two U.S. administrations carry over into a new administration.
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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.)
for the New Evidence Tools for Policy Impact project  
The grant to the Center for Global Development will support the working group New Evidence Tools for Policy Impact (NET Policy Impact). The group will assess how innovations in impact evaluation are addressing concerns and driving real change in policies and outcomes and set out what’s next for the field. Ultimately, the goal is to support the impact evaluation field in spreading existing ways of being locally grounded, cost-efficient, and policy relevant while identifying new innovations.

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