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International development experts share their ideas on how wealthy countries can promote prosperity in developing countries.

International development experts share their ideas on how wealthy countries can promote prosperity in developing countries.
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International development experts share their ideas on how wealthy countries can promote prosperity in developing countries.

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English


Episodes

Energy for Growth with Todd Moss

11/6/2018
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Todd Moss, CGD senior fellow and executive director of the recently-launched Energy for Growth Hub, on why the Hub was created, how big the energy gap is, and why the tradeoff between residential and industrial energy isn’t really a tradeoff at all.

Duration:00:28:08

Targeted Development with Sarah Bermeo

8/9/2018
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Sarah Bermeo, political economist and author of Targeted Development: Industrialized Country Strategy in a Globalizing World, on how rich countries’ motivations for development have evolved, what they mean for developing countries, and where we are now.

Duration:00:19:45

How Girls Become Leaders with Joyce Banda

7/19/2018
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Former president of Malawi Joyce Banda on how leaders are made, the challenges she faced as Malawi's first women president, and how the development community can help African girls reach their full potential.

Duration:00:14:34

A Nation of Immigrants with Denis McDonough

6/14/2018
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Former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on the state of US immigration policy, the case for refugee resettlement, and national identity.

Duration:00:29:55

Rewriting the Migration Story with Louise Arbour

6/7/2018
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Louise Arbour, Special Representative for International Migration at the United Nations, on why we need to do better on migration, how international cooperation enhances national sovereignty, and what’s at stake in the ongoing negotiations for the Global Compact for Migration.

Duration:00:15:56

Lessons from Liberia with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

3/28/2018
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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia and Africa’s first elected female president, on the impact of private sector investment, the urgency of action on climate change, and the resilience of developing countries.

Duration:00:24:15

The Anti-"Sausagefest" Episode with Alice Evans

3/8/2018
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King's College London lecturer Alice Evans on how social change happens, the consequences of male bias for developing countries, and the larger takeaways of the "#sausagefest" incident for development experts.

Duration:00:28:34

Plan B for Development – World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim

2/9/2018
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World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on robots in the workplace, multilateral cooperation, and the development potential of blockchain.

Duration:00:21:09

Canada's Bold Commitment to Women's Empowerment – Marie-Claude Bibeau

1/24/2018
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Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canadian Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, on Canada's new feminist international assistance policy, the need for psychosocial support for refugees, and the links between family planning and development.

Duration:00:14:49

Invest in Girls’ Futures – DFID Chief Economist Rachel Glennerster

1/11/2018
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DFID's new chief economist Rachel Glennerster on her goals for the organization, how to help girls stay in school, and why even low price barriers can pose big problems for takeup of health interventions.

Duration:00:19:23

Looking Forward: Development in 2018

12/14/2017
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What's going to happen in the world of development in 2018? Will we finally understand how to deal equitably with refugees and migrants? Or how technological progress can work for developing countries? Or what the impact of year two of the Trump Administration will be? Today’s podcast, our final episode of 2017, raises these questions and many more as a multitude of CGD scholars share their insights and hopes for the year ahead.

Duration:00:13:45

What Now for Zimbabwe? – Todd Moss

11/21/2017
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History was made in Zimbabwe this week as Robert Mugabe finally agreed to resign the presidency after almost four decades in power. How the country will be governed by new leadership is still very much unknown—yet it is not too early for the international community to start considering how it can offer help to rebuild Zimbabwe’s economy for the benefit of its people. Todd Moss, CGD senior fellow and longtime Zimbabwe watcher, shares specific things that donor governments and international...

Duration:00:20:17

What Can India's Biometric ID System Do for Development? – Aadhaar Architect Nandan Nilekani

11/9/2017
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India's biometric ID system Aadhaar has provided over a billion people with digital IDs, and changed how the country's government provides services and subsidies. But opponents of the system say that Aadhaar erodes people’s privacy. Nandan Nilekani, the chief architect of the platform, joins the CGD podcast to address these concerns, discuss the platform's progress, and share his vision for future uses of "societal platforms."

Duration:00:14:58

The Humanitarian System Needs Development Partners – the UN’s Mark Lowcock

10/26/2017
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More than 65 million people are forcibly displaced, for on average about ten years. That's the scale of the problem facing Mark Lowcock, the new UN Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs. This is not only a short-term humanitarian problem but a development issue as well. How should the system to respond? Mark Lowcock joins CGD's president Masood Ahmed to discuss.

Duration:00:22:04

Can Manufacturing Kickstart Growth in Africa? – Vijaya Ramachandran

10/19/2017
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China has long been the factory of the world. But as wages there rise, manufacturers are looking to other countries and regions. Meanwhile, African countries have a huge and burgeoning population of young people looking for jobs. So now many wonder—could Africa be the next big destination for manufacturers? And if not, then what? CGD senior fellow Vijaya Ramachandran joins the podcast to discuss a new CGD paper on that very question.

Duration:00:18:10

Sounding the Alarm on the Rohingya Crisis — Eric Schwartz and Jeremy Konyndyk

10/3/2017
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Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh in a matter of weeks. The UN has called the situation “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” What can the international community, and especially the US, do about it? Refugees International's Eric Schwartz and CGD's Jeremy Konyndyk have some ideas.

Duration:00:24:43

Stolen Futures – Save the Children’s Helle Thorning-Schmidt

9/28/2017
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3.5 million children around the world are refugees, many with little or no access to schooling. That means we won’t come anywhere near our targets for the fourth Sustainable Development Goal—quality education for all—unless we can address the refugee crisis. Save the Children International president Helle Thorning-Schmidt joins the CGD podcast to discuss how donor countries can help.

Duration:00:15:32

How Businesses Could Help Solve the Refugee Crisis – Cindy Huang

9/21/2017
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Businesses have unique opportunities to help refugees and improve their bottom line at the same time, says CGD senior policy fellow Cindy Huang. All they need is the right policy framework. Get the highlights from Huang’s latest report, “Global Business and Refugee Crises,” a collaboration with the Tent Foundation.

Duration:00:19:12

Where Does Your Country Rank on Development? – CDI podcast with Ian Mitchell and Anita Käppeli

9/7/2017
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How well do your country's policies make a positive difference for people in developing nations? That’s the question CGD seeks to answer each year in our Commitment to Development Index (CDI). The team behind the CDI, deputy director of CGD Europe Ian Mitchell and policy analyst Anita Käppeli, join me to discuss why these rankings matter, how countries stack up, and how their scores may be impacted by the shifting political environment.

Duration:00:15:49

The Case for IFAD – New President Gilbert Houngbo

8/23/2017
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Recently the UN warned that 20 million people are facing famine in four countries. How can the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) help? Gilbert Houngbo, former Prime Minister of Togo and new IFAD president, joins the CGD podcast to discuss IFAD's impact and unique mandate.

Duration:00:14:46