CGD Podcast with Rajesh Mirchandani
International development experts share their views about ways wealthy countries can promote prosperity in developing countries.

It has operations in more than 30 countries worth around $9 billion. And now the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is searching for its next leader. This week's podcast puts the same questions to both candidates for easy comparison.

Direct download: EBRDpodcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:52am EDT

The world's top aid donors committed to transparency. Who's delivered, and who still has a long way to go? Publish What You Fund CEO Rupert Simons shares the results of the 2016 Aid Transparency Index and discusses what needs to happen next in the data revolution. 

Direct download: RupertSimonsPWYFPodcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:05pm EDT

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala served as Finance Minister of Nigeria from 2011 to 2015, and as Foreign Affairs Minister before that – the first woman to hold either of those positions. This week she visits the CGD Podcast to discuss her recent essay, "Six Questions African Policymakers Must Answer Now."

Direct download: NgoziPodcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:56pm EDT

"Millions Saved" rigorously evaluates 22 programs from Haiti to Botswana, Peru to Pakistan, in order to understand what works in global health and why. Coauthor Amanda Glassman visits the CGD Podcast to share some of the book's cases and takeaways.

Direct download: Millions-Saved-Podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:15pm EDT

While exciting new technologies for mobile money transfer deservedly make the headlines, there's a drier aspect of financial inclusion that doesn’t get as much attention: regulation. Liliana Rojas-Suarez visits the CGD Podcast to explain how better regulation can improve both financial inclusion and financial stability.

Direct download: Rojas-SuarezPodcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:48am EDT

If the SDGs answered the “what” question of the 2030 development agenda, the newly approved list of 230 indicators answer the “how.” But as CGD policy analyst Casey Dunning tells me on this week’s podcast, those 230 indicators raise new questions as well.

Direct download: CaseyDunningPodcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:05am EDT

As we mark the fifth anniversary of the Syrian civil war, Michael Clemens visits the CGD Podcast to delve beneath anti-migration rhetoric and examine the facts about migrants and refugees.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:03pm EDT

A dozen years since it was set up with a remit to reduce global poverty through economic growth, the US government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation recently revealed a new Strategic Plan. Deputy CEO Nancy Lee joined me and CGD analyst Sarah Rose on the CGD Podcast to discuss how the new plan responds to a very different development landscape. 

Direct download: LeeRosePodcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:52am EDT

Nicholas Kristof, renowned journalist and columnist for the New York Times, explains how he came to value the "keyboard and notebook" as his greatest tools against injustice, and highlights the importance of empowering local change makers within a society to combat gender inequality.

Direct download: KristofPodcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:52pm EDT

It is now possible to talk of a day when the number of new AIDS infections will be lower than the number of people dying from AIDS — a day when the disease starts shrinking. Ambassador Deborah Birx, US Global AIDS Coordinator, joins me on this week's podcast to discuss that prospect.

Direct download: DeborahBirxPodcast.mp3
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