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Aug 18, 2016

Many in the development world call themselves change agents—campaigners, organizers, development workers, even researchers here at CGD. But how does change actually happen? My guest this week is Oxfam senior strategic advisor Duncan Green, who’s about to release a book on that very question.

Aug 10, 2016

When a disaster strikes, we are urged to send money, and many people do—but is there a better way to fund the relief effort? My guests this week, DFID chief economist Stefan Dercon and CGD senior analyst Theo Talbot, believe that insurance can help.


Aug 8, 2016

A multi-year project just came to fruition with the endorsement by the Board of the World Bank of its new set of safeguards—the social and environmental standards that govern Bank-funded projects in client countries. CGD's expert on multilateral development banks, senior fellow Scott Morris, joins me to discuss.

Aug 2, 2016

Got 27,000 Canadian dollars? If so, why not sponsor a family of refugees? In this week's CGD podcast, Senator Ratna Omidvar discusses Canada’s experience of migration and refugees, and its unique program of private sponsorship.