Ideas to Action:

Independent research for global prosperity


Global public goods are increasingly important to global progress on pandemic preparedness, slowing the spread of antimicrobial resistance, low-carbon energy solutions, and biodiversity maintenance. The technologies that will help meet these challenges have to be developed to work where the public goods will be produced—the largest energy and health systems, the homes to biodiversity stocks. Increasingly these are in the developing world, but research and development capacity remains concentrated in the rich world. CGD works to better match developing country technology needs with technology supply, and to find ways to improve the global system of intellectual property rights to incentivize the development of technologies related to global public good provision.