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Oct 26, 2015

A note of caution to policymakers on this edition of the CGD Podcast: make sure the policies you enact to reduce inequality do not end up raising poverty. That’s what my guest Nora Lustig, Professor of Latin American economics at Tulane University and Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute, found in...

Oct 19, 2015

Brazil knows a thing or two about protecting forests. In a decade, it cut deforestation rates by more than 80% and is now the largest reducer of greenhouse gas emissions. In this week’s podcast, Juliana Santiago, the head of the Amazon Fund department at Brazil’s national development bank, explains how they did it...

Oct 14, 2015

This week's podcast looks at an innovation that helped bring millions of people in Kenya into the financial system. Economist and former governor of the Central Bank of Kenya Njuguna Ndung'u discusses the changes brought to Kenyan society by the introduction of the mobile money transfer service M-Pesa.

Oct 5, 2015

On this week’s CGD podcast, economist Montek Singh Ahluwalia, who also serves as Co-Chair of CGD’s new High Level Panel on the Future of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), shares his experiences of and hopes for combating poverty in India.