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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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United States

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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

How Significant Is Household Headship? with Agnes Quisumbing and Dominique van de Walle

10/3/2019
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IFPRI's Agnes Quisumbing joins CGD's Dominique van de Walle and Megan O'Donnell to discuss the contexts in which headship is (and isn't) useful, the importance of the circumstances leading to female headship, and how headship can relate to women's property rights and financial security.

Duration:00:17:47

Sounds Robotic: A CGD Podcast – Benno Ndulu

8/21/2019
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In this episode of Sounds Robotic, host Charles Kenny talks with Benno Ndulu, an academic director of the Pathways for Prosperity Commission on Technology and Inclusive Development, about opportunities presented by new technologies to speed equitable growth.

Duration:00:30:18

Parenting by the Data with Emily Oster

8/16/2019
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Cribsheet author and economist Emily Oster on the data behind health recommendations for pregnant women, how to balance children's and parents' needs, and how policymakers can empower parents to make good decisions for their families.

Duration:00:38:31

Prospects for Prosper Africa – CGD Podcast

7/15/2019
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Landry Signé, Aubrey Hruby, Judd Devermont, and Gyude Moore on their expectations for the new Prosper Africa initiative and the roles that infrastructure, communication, and the US Development Finance Corporation might play in its impact.

Duration:00:40:17

Sounds Robotic: A CGD Podcast – Amolo Ngweno

6/20/2019
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In this episode of Sounds Robotic, host Charles Kenny talks with Amolo Ngweno, CEO and East Africa Regional Director for BFA, about her recent paper on what technological advance might mean for the informal sector.

Duration:00:15:29

Justice for the Displaced? with Canadian Senator Ratna Omidvar

6/18/2019
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Canadian Senator Ratna Omidvar on how the Frozen Assets Repurposing Act would work, what it could mean for Canada, and why it resonates with her personally.

Duration:00:19:12

Sounds Robotic: A CGD Podcast – Bright Simons

5/7/2019
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In this episode of Sounds Robotic, host Charles Kenny talks with Bright Simons, founder of the mPedigree Network and VP at the IMANI Center for Policy and Education, about the problems with the “leapfrogging” narrative of innovation in frontier markets, especially in Africa.

Duration:00:24:55

Looking Beyond Aid with Ian Mitchell

5/2/2019
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CGD's Ian Mitchell on why looking beyond aid is important for development, how the Commitment to Development Index measures and weighs various development factors, and what’s ahead for the Index.

Duration:00:20:11

To Brand or Not to Brand? with Gyude Moore

3/7/2019
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Gyude Moore, former Minister of Public Works in Liberia and current visiting fellow at CGD, on aid branding, what China does differently, and what innovation could help developing countries save big on infrastructure.

Duration:00:28:58

Sounds Robotic: A CGD Podcast – Tom Standage

3/6/2019
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In this episode of Sounds Robotic, host Charles Kenny talks with Tom Standage, Deputy Editor of the Economist, about the potential upsides of AI and automation as well as the "lump of labor" fallacy as applied to robots.

Duration:00:31:29

Sounds Robotic: A CGD Podcast – Shahid Yusuf

2/11/2019
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In this episode of Sounds Robotic, host Charles Kenny talks with Shahid Yusuf, who argues that the old path to rapid growth—manufacturing export goods—is less and less of an option for poorer countries, and there isn’t a clear new path to replace it.

Duration:00:20:31

The Politics of Big Data with Yuen Yuen Ang – Sounds Robotic & CGD Podcast

2/7/2019
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Yuen Yuen Ang on how to make your data more meaningful, the dangers of big data in cases of oppression, and whether political freedom is really a requirement for technological development.

Duration:00:30:42

National Development Banks with Stephany Griffith-Jones

1/29/2019
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Economist Stephany Griffith-Jones on the role development banks can play in innovation, how they should interact with private actors and governments, and what new institutions can learn from their predecessors.

Duration:00:19:30

Sounds Robotic: A CGD Podcast – Susan Liautaud

12/17/2018
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In this episode of CGD podcast miniseries Sounds Robotic, host Charles Kenny talks with Susan Liautaud about the ethical responsibilities of technology firms in an age of algorithmic control, the weaponization of social media, and the responsibilities of technology-using firms towards workers whose jobs evolve or disappear in the face of AI and robotics.

Duration:00:20:16

The International Development Finance Club with Scott Morris

12/13/2018
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CGD senior fellow Scott Morris on how the International Development Finance Club institutions could increase their development impact, and, in light of the passage of the BUILD act earlier this year, how the new US Development Finance Corporation can get off to a good start.

Duration:00:16:50

Sounds Robotic: A CGD Podcast – Lant Pritchett

12/3/2018
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In this episode of new CGD podcast miniseries Sounds Robotic, host Charles Kenny talks with Lant Pritchett about the role of knowledge and technology in economic growth and the problems developing countries face.

Duration:00:43:35

Sounds Robotic: A CGD Podcast – Diane Coyle

12/3/2018
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In this first episode of new CGD podcast miniseries Sounds Robotic, host Charles Kenny talks with Cambridge University’s Diane Coyle about fears of job loss and inequality from advances in robotics and automation, as well as the regional impact of past technological change and what it might imply on a global scale.

Duration:00:27:01

Beyond ID with Anit Mukherjee

11/29/2018
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Anit Mukherjee on why ID is so important for development, what needs to happen to keep people’s data safe, and what developing countries who are considering implementing new ID systems need to know.

Duration:00:20:43

Financing the SDGs with Martin Chrisney

11/20/2018
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Martin Chrisney, Director of the International Development Assistance Services Institute at KPMG, on why private sector investment is critical to financing the SDGs, how development finance institutions can “blend” together public and private finance, and what governments can do to kickstart economic growth

Duration:00:15:02

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