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International development experts share their ideas on how wealthy countries can promote prosperity in developing countries. Follow at

Feb 29, 2016

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.

Feb 23, 2016

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.

Feb 17, 2016

What is actually meant by "results-based development"? Dr. Raj Shah, former Administrator of USAID under President Obama, and Michael Gerson, former presidential speechwriter and Assistant for Policy and Strategic Planning under George W. Bush, have reached across a generational and political divide to share...

Feb 9, 2016

iDSI, the International Decision Support Initiative, is a network of expert organizations that helps policymakers make effective, efficient, and ethical decisions about how to prioritize limited resources – and it began at a CGD working group. The chair of that group, Amanda Glassman, explains the importance...

Feb 1, 2016

Which country’s aid is the best? And who is giving what to whom? Recent statistics from the OECD tell us that the amount of aid given to poor countries was at an all-time high in 2014 – but the proportion of aid going to the poorest countries has fallen. CGD Senior Fellow and Europe program leader Owen Barder...