Center for Global Development


  • Organization TypeInstitute
  • Staff101-250
  • Development Budget25 Million - 50 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded2001
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: Aid Effectiveness Capital Flows/Financial Crises Climate Change Debt Relief Economic Growth Education Finance Food And Agriculture Fragile States Global Health Policy Globalization Governance/Democracy Inequality International Financial Institutions Migration And Development Population And Development Poverty Private Investment Regions Trade   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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Staff37Location of current staff
    Location of open jobs


    Job openings over the past year

    81total posted jobs

    Examples of past jobs

    • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
      United States
    • Editor and Publications Manager
      United States

    Staff at Center for Global Development have experience in


    • development
    • research & development
    • economic policy
    • monitoring / evaluation
    • development aid


    • foundation
    • bill & melinda gates foundation
    • non-governmental organization


    • united states
    • liberia
    • kosovo
    • kenya
    • afghanistan


    • managerial experience
    • business development
    • experience in recruitment
    • international experience
    • with experience in conflict areas

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    Current staff

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    • Lawrence MacDonald
      Vice President, Communications and Policy Outreach
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    Company Offices
    • United States (headquarters)
    • Washington
    • 1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Third Floor

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    18 December 2012
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    19 October 2012
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    21 December 2012


    Primary sectors

    Research & Development
    Economic Policy
    Reproductive Health
    Monitoring / Evaluation
    Events / Training
    Project Support
    Market Research
    Media Affairs / Public Relations

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