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So That Was 2015

As the year draws to a close, CGD fellows reflect on the most important moments in development in 2015. Check out the full podcast here.

The Future of Forests

If deforestation continues on its current course, we'll have lost an area of tropical forest the size of India by 2050. This video explains why forest preservation is one of our best defenses against climate change. 

Who Will Lead the African Development Bank?

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) in Accra, Ghana, the Center for Global Development (CGD) in Washington DC, and the African School of Economics (ASE) in Cotonou, Benin, hosted a special event ‘Who Will Lead the African Development Bank?’ with candidates for the presidency of the African Development Bank on Thursday, April 16th 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., in Washington, DC.

Ask Arvind: India’s Economic Priorities and Global Cooperation

The Center for Global Development is proud to host Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India since October 2014. In an open forum event, Subramaniam will discuss and take questions on India's economic priorities and global cooperation.