The Center for Global Development is an independent, nonprofit policy research organization that is dedicated to reducing global poverty and inequality and to making globalization work for the poor. Through a combination of research and strategic outreach, the Center actively engages policymakers and the public to influence the policies of the United States, other rich countries, and such institutions as the World Bank, the IMF, and the World Trade Organization to improve the economic and social development prospects in poor countries.
What We Do:
CGD conducts research and analysis on a wide range of topics related to how rich country policies impact people in the developing world. These include:
Capital Flows/Financial Crises
Food And Agriculture
Global Health Policy
International Financial Institutions
Migration And Development
Population And Development
Research and analysis that is related to proposals for specific, practical improvements in rich country policies is organized into initiatives, such as:
-Cash on Delivery: Progress-Based Aid for Education
-Demographics and Development in the 21st Century
-The Global Health Policy Research Network
-The HIV/AIDS Monitor
Our Commitment to Development Index, conceived in partnership with Foreign Policy Magazine, quantifies the full range of rich country policies that have an impact on poor people in developing countries. The Index’s annual rankings have become a tool for discussions not only of aid, debt and trade, but of environmental, security, and immigration policies.
Since its founding in 2001, CGD has earned a reputation as a "think and do" tank, where independent research is channeled into practical policy proposals that help to shape decisions in Washington and other rich country capitals.
The Center's research and analysis have contributed to a growing recognition of the need for deeper and faster debt relief, and for more and better quality development assistance. Our trade policy research captured the world’s attention, with the oft-cited finding that liberalization could liberate from poverty 500 million people.
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