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2009 Commitment to Development Index Webinar (slidecast)

In 2008, the United States finished 17th in the Index. Did it do any better in 2009? How did the other wealthy countries fare? To find out, and to understand the data behind the rankings, watch the Webinar that took place on Oct. 20.  The Webinar includes an overview of the Index and the 2009 results from CGD research fellow David Roodman. CGD senior fellow Steve Radelet, a former deputy assistant secretary of Treasury for Africa, the Middle East and Asia, will discuss the implications of the Index results for the ongoing debate over reforming U.S. development policy.

Start with a Girl: A New Agenda for Global Health (event)

CCG launched the Start With A Girl: A New Agenda For Global Health report on October 7, 2009. In this video of the event, Ambassador of Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer described the Obama administration's commitment to girls' wellbeing in developing countries, including the State Department’s current efforts and future plans. Following Ambassador Verveer’s address, authors Ruth Levine and Miriam Temin gave a brief overview of the contents of the report and a preview of the eight recommendations for promoting adolescent girls' health. A lively panel discussion followed.

The Crisis Next Time: U.S. Leadership at the Pittsburgh G-20 and Beyond (Event)

On September 10, 2009 CGD president Nancy Birdsall gave a keynote speech titled "The Crisis Next Time: U.S. Leadership at the Pittsburgh G-20 and Beyond." Tim Adams, managing director of The Lindsey Group and former Under Secretary for International Affairs at Treasury, and Francis Fukuyama, director of the International Development Program at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University, served as discussants. CGD's vice president of communications and policy outreach, Lawrence MacDonald, moderated the discussion.

Beyond the Fence (event)

This video contains highlights from a recent event hosted at CGD, Beyond the Fence, where experts presented groundbreaking insights into the links between migration, remittances and prosperity.

The Banking Crisis in Mexico and the U.S. (slidecast)

In this presentation, CGD senior fellow Liliana Rojas-Suarez compares the most important features of the Mexico’s banking crisis in the mid-1990s and the current crisis in the United States. The presentation reveals large similarities in the causes of the crises. In particular the root cause of both crises can be found in significant regulatory deficiencies in the context of an expansionary monetary policy. When comparing the resolution processes, key similarities between the two crises, especially with respect to political constraints and indecisive policy reactions are also found.

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The Banking Crisis in Mexico

Beyond Gender as Usual (slidecast)

At a recent launch event for a new report Beyond Gender as Usual: How HIV/AIDS Donors Can Do More for Women and Girls released by the Center for Global Development and the International Center for Research on Women, director of CGD's HIV/AIDS Monitor Nandini Oomman and HIV/AIDS scientist Kim Ashburn's present their findings.

Beyond Lending Book Launch (Event)

In this video, CGD non-resident fellow Guillermo Perry launches his book "Beyond Lending," providing a timely reminder that multilateral development banks should move beyond lending to provide innovative risk-management tools for developing countries to manage volatility in pursuit of sustained growth.

Brain Drain or Gain (Event)

The World Bank's David McKenzie presents research on "brain drain" with remarks from CGD research fellow Michael Clemens.

Michael Clemens Presents New Ideas for Migration

The New Ideas in Development After the Financial Crisis Conference, sponsored by CGD and the Bernard L. Schwartz Forum on Constructive Capitalism, examined the implications of the global financial crisis on existing development strategies.

In this audio recording, CGD research fellow Michael Clemens presents his new ideas for migration.

Africa’s Private Sector Book Launch (Event)

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