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2018 International Council Meeting - Modernizing Multilateralism

2018 International Council - Modernizing Multilateralism: Leadership for the Next Generation

From the Bretton Woods Committee: "On October 10, 2018, the Bretton Woods Committee held its annual International Council meeting in Bali, Indonesia alongside the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group Annual Meetings. An esteemed group of global leaders joined approximately 75 Committee members and friends in a roundtable discussion. This year’s conversation – Modernizing Multilateralism - Leadership for the Next Generation – examined the current and future forces shaping the global economy and discussed ways the multilateral system and institutions can be modernized to meet the demands of the next generation."

Targeted Development with Sarah Bermeo

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.

How Girls Become Leaders with Joyce Banda

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. 

Rewriting the Migration Story with Louise Arbour

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. 

Lessons from Liberia with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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. 

The Anti-"Sausagefest" Episode with Alice Evans

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.

When Nigeria's population surpasses America's, will power capacity keep up?

When Nigeria's population surpasses America's, will power capacity keep up?

Sometime around 2045, Nigeria’s population will pass the United States in size. Nigeria isalready the world’s most under-powered country in the world relative to its income—nearly 80 percent below global trends. As large as the power gap is today, what will Nigeria’s electricity generation capacity look like in 30 years?

A chart of Health Commodity Market Size in 50 Low and Middle Income Countries, 2015

Health Commodity Market Size in 50 Low and Middle Income Countries, 2015

What can we say about the relative size and composition of health commodity markets across different countries? We took a stab at piecing together publicly available data sources to find an initial answer for low- and middle-income countries as part of the background work to inform the CGD Working Group on the Future of Global Health Procurement.

Looking Forward: Development in 2018

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. 

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