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

Ann Mei Chang wants to “turn development upside down.” That’s how she describes the aim of the Global Development Lab, the arm of USAID that she runs. The Global Development Lab is tasked with finding new, innovative development solutions, testing them, rolling them out, and then trying to scale them.

Direct download: AnnMeiChangPodcast.mp3
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The UK government-sponsored AMR Review, led by Lord Jim O’Neill, describes a burgeoning human tragedy wrought by growing antimicrobial resistance which, if unchecked, could see one person die every three seconds by 2050. O'Neill joins the CGD Podcast to discuss how we can fight back.

Direct download: JimONeillPodcast.mp3
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With longer-lasting crises and greater flows of refugees, is the current humanitarian system up to the challenge? International Rescue Committee president David Miliband emphasizes the need for better evidence, goals, metrics, and coordination.

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A billion premature deaths this century – that’s the estimated toll of smoking. One solution is to encourage smokers to switch to less harmful nicotine delivery systems, like e-cigarettes. But does switching our focus to harm reduction mean letting go of the “endgame” – a completely tobacco-free future? 

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More people are in need and for longer; that’s the global humanitarian crisis in a nutshell. Just before the World Humanitarian Summit, World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and the IRC's David Miliband discuss the blurring of the line between development and humanitarian response.

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With millions of people displaced, governments and institutions are shifting their focus from traditional humanitarian relief to more sustainable ways to help. Helen Clark discusses how "emergency development" will shape the future of the UNDP.

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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.

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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. 

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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
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"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.

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