International development experts share their ideas on how wealthy countries can promote prosperity in developing countries.
What World Leaders Should Know about Refugees and Migration – Michael Clemens and Cindy Huang19/09/2016 Duration: 14min
The plight, peril, and potential of refugees and displaced people has been near the top of the political agenda around the world for many months, culminating in two large summits of world leaders during the UN General Assembly in New York. CGD experts Michael Clemens and Cindy Huang discuss what they hope comes out of the New York summits.
How Can We Create Immigration Policy That Works? — Former Mexican President Zedillo13/09/2016 Duration: 16min
How can we create an immigration policy that works? That's the subject of a new CGD report called "Shared Border, Shared Future." Former Mexican president and CGD working group co-chair Ernesto Zedillo joins this week's podcast to discuss the need for a cooperative solutions to unlawful migration.
The 4 "P"s that Get Stuff Done – ONE's Jamie Drummond06/09/2016 Duration: 15min
Almost a year since the adoption of the SDGs in a celebrity-endorsed fanfare, ONE cofounder Jamie Drummond and I discuss how the practice of advocacy has changed through time, and what organizations like ONE and CGD can learn from each other.
How Does Change Happen? – Duncan Green18/08/2016 Duration: 15min
Many in the development world call themselves change agents—campaigners, organizers, development workers, even researchers here at CGD. But how does change actually happen? My guest this week is Oxfam senior strategic advisor Duncan Green, who’s about to release a book on that very question.
We Can Fix Emergency Aid with Disaster Insurance – Stefan Dercon and Theo Talbot10/08/2016 Duration: 20min
When a disaster strikes, we are urged to send money, and many people do—but is there a better way to fund the relief effort? My guests this week, DFID chief economist Stefan Dercon and CGD senior analyst Theo Talbot, believe that insurance can help.
The World Bank's New Safeguards: A Step Forward or Back? – Scott Morris08/08/2016 Duration: 16min
A multi-year project just came to fruition with the endorsement by the Board of the World Bank of its new set of safeguards—the social and environmental standards that govern Bank-funded projects in client countries. CGD's expert on multilateral development banks, senior fellow Scott Morris, joins me to discuss.
How to Sponsor a Refugee – Ratna Omidvar on Canada’s Unique Program02/08/2016 Duration: 18min
Got 27,000 Canadian dollars? If so, why not sponsor a family of refugees? In this week's CGD podcast, Senator Ratna Omidvar discusses Canada’s experience of migration and refugees, and its unique program of private sponsorship.
Populism and Nationalism Are Threat to Global Cooperation – Podcast with IMF’s Christine Lagarde18/07/2016 Duration: 11min
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde joins the CGD Podcast to discuss how challenging global economic conditions, including a combination of low growth, a limited number of jobs, and rising inequality, are fueling the rise of nationalism and populism that are a threat to global cooperation.
Brexit Breakdown: What Now for Global Development? Podcast with Owen Barder12/07/2016 Duration: 23min
It’s been three weeks since the UK voted to leave the European Union in the move popularly known as Brexit, and the consequences are still becoming apparent. Senior fellow and director of CGD Europe Owen Barder joins the podcast from London this week to take a balanced look at possibilities for the UK’s future, and consider implications for the country and the developing world.
How to Scale Innovation – Podcast with the Global Development Lab’s Ann Mei Chang20/06/2016 Duration: 18min
Ann Mei Chang wants to “turn development upside down.” That’s how she describes the aim of the Global Development Lab, the arm of USAID that she runs. The Global Development Lab is tasked with finding new, innovative development solutions, testing them, rolling them out, and then trying to scale them.
“Google For Doctors”: How the G20 and World Bank Can Help Tackle Antibiotic Resistance – Lord Jim O’Neill14/06/2016 Duration: 20min
The UK government-sponsored AMR Review, led by Lord Jim O’Neill, describes a burgeoning human tragedy wrought by growing antimicrobial resistance which, if unchecked, could see one person die every three seconds by 2050. O'Neill joins the CGD Podcast to discuss how we can fight back.
Clear Outcomes Are Key to Effective Humanitarian Work – Podcast with IRC's David Miliband06/06/2016 Duration: 18min
With longer-lasting crises and greater flows of refugees, is the current humanitarian system up to the challenge? International Rescue Committee president David Miliband emphasizes the need for better evidence, goals, metrics, and coordination.
Tobacco: Control or Eradicate? – Podcast with David Sweanor and Bill Savedoff27/05/2016 Duration: 18min
A billion premature deaths this century – that’s the estimated toll of smoking. One solution is to encourage smokers to switch to less harmful nicotine delivery systems, like e-cigarettes. But does switching our focus to harm reduction mean letting go of the “endgame” – a completely tobacco-free future?
Refugees, Displacement and Development: What Should the World Do? – Jim Yong Kim and David Miliband17/05/2016 Duration: 20min
More people are in need and for longer; that’s the global humanitarian crisis in a nutshell. Just before the World Humanitarian Summit, World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and the IRC's David Miliband discuss the blurring of the line between development and humanitarian response.
"Emergency Development" Needed in Syrian Refugee Crisis – UNDP’s Helen Clark05/05/2016 Duration: 17min
With millions of people displaced, governments and institutions are shifting their focus from traditional humanitarian relief to more sustainable ways to help. Helen Clark discusses how "emergency development" will shape the future of the UNDP.
Who Should Lead the EBRD? – 2016 Presidential Candidates26/04/2016 Duration: 35min
It has operations in more than 30 countries worth around $9 billion. And now the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is searching for its next leader. This week's podcast puts the same questions to both candidates for easy comparison.
A Quarter of Aid is Transparent – What About the Rest? – Rupert Simons18/04/2016 Duration: 17min
The world's top aid donors committed to transparency. Who's delivered, and who still has a long way to go? Publish What You Fund CEO Rupert Simons shares the results of the 2016 Aid Transparency Index and discusses what needs to happen next in the data revolution.
Six Questions for African Policymakers – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala11/04/2016 Duration: 19min
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala served as Finance Minister of Nigeria from 2011 to 2015, and as Foreign Affairs Minister before that – the first woman to hold either of those positions. This week she visits the CGD Podcast to discuss her recent essay, "Six Questions African Policymakers Must Answer Now."
Millions Saved: What Works in Global Health? – Amanda Glassman04/04/2016 Duration: 17min
"Millions Saved" rigorously evaluates 22 programs from Haiti to Botswana, Peru to Pakistan, in order to understand what works in global health and why. Coauthor Amanda Glassman visits the CGD Podcast to share some of the book's cases and takeaways.