May 27, 2015
Tobacco related diseases cut short the lives of 100 million people last century, a number expected to surge to 1 billion this century, according to CGD senior fellow Bill Savedoff. Tobacco use has the makings of a staggering epidemic, one taking an increasing toll on low- and middle-income countries. Bill and I discuss...
May 18, 2015
The Sustainable Development Goals should be “ambitious but not ludicrous” says John Norris, a member of the President’s Global Development Council, set up in 2012 to advise the administration on US development policy.
Norris, a former staffer at the UN and USAID, and now at the Center for American Progress, told...
May 11, 2015
Poverty reduction through economic growth: that is the guiding principle of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and one it has adhered to through its first decade of operations. I sat down with MCC CEO Dana Hyde to reflect on the MCC’s first ten years and get her outlook on its next ten years.
May 5, 2015
For Anne-Marie Slaughter, architect of the first Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, what was most pleasing about the second one, released last week, was that there was a second one. ‘It’s hard to have a quadrennial review if it’s only one,’ she told me in the latest CGD Podcast.