CGD Podcast with Rajesh Mirchandani
International development experts share their ideas on how wealthy countries can promote prosperity in developing countries.

Today's podcast brings you highlights of an excellent discussion at CGD's offices in London which involved, among others, CGD’s Owen Barder. The discussion was organized and broadcast by BBC Radio and focused on the UK’s aid budget, including attempts to make aid more transparent, ways to tackle corruption, and how to think of international development in a political landscape where major countries seem to be turning inward.

Direct download: BBC-UKaid-podcast.mp3
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"Private sector" appears 18 times in the outcome document from last year’s UN Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa—exactly the same number of times as "international cooperation." One year into the SDGs, where are those ideas that bring private sector ingenuity and capital into achieving the development goals? In this podcast, we'll introduce you to one of them.

Direct download: UBS-podcast.mp3
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CGD senior fellow Mayra Buvinic discusses what’s changed in the evidence base on women’s economic empowerment, and how the findings could appeal to the incoming Trump administration.

Direct download: Mayra-WEE-podcast.mp3
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CGD founding president Nancy Birdsall discusses three simple, specific ideas for the next US president on development policy, gender, and health, and explains why development should be a priority for the next administration. 

Direct download: Election-podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:50am EST

Changing the law is a good start, but real progress requires changing minds. Former President of Malawi Joyce Banda and FGM survivor Kakenya Ntaiya explain why working with existing power structures is the most effective way to protect girls from harmful practices.

Direct download: Girl-Summit-Podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:42am EST

The multilateral development banking (MDB) system is regarded as having been remarkably successful—but is the model still fit for purpose? CGD president Nancy Birdsall and senior fellow Scott Morris delve into a new CGD report's recommendations on how to make MDBs more effective.

Direct download: MDBsPodcast.mp3
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Lawrence H Summers, former US Treasury Secretary and the CGD Board Chair, explains why the World Bank and the regional multilateral development banks (MDBs) are well-placed to help address some of today’s urgent problems, including climate change, pandemics, and the problems of large-scale forced migration.

Direct download: Larry-Summers-MDB-podcast.mp3
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CGD's Bill Savedoff and Justin Sandefur (who leads our education research through the RISE project) discuss their contributions to and assessment of the education Commission's Learning Generation report.

Direct download: BrownEduCom_podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:15am EST

The plight, peril, and potential of refugees and displaced people has been near the top of the political agenda around the world for many months, culminating in two large summits of world leaders during the UN General Assembly in New York. CGD experts Michael Clemens and Cindy Huang discuss what they hope comes out of the New York summits.

Direct download: Michael-Cindy-podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:42pm EST

How can we create an immigration policy that works? That's the subject of a new CGD report called "Shared Border, Shared Future." Former Mexican president and CGD working group co-chair Ernesto Zedillo joins this week's podcast to discuss the need for a cooperative solutions to unlawful migration.

Direct download: Zedillo_podcast_mixdown.mp3
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