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

Oct 25, 2016

Changing the law is a good start, but real progress requires changing minds. Former President of Malawi Joyce Banda and FGM survivor Kakenya Ntaiya explain why working with existing power structures is the most effective way to protect girls from harmful practices.

Oct 17, 2016

The multilateral development banking (MDB) system is regarded as having been remarkably successful—but is the model still fit for purpose? CGD president Nancy Birdsall and senior fellow Scott Morris delve into a new CGD report's recommendations on how to make MDBs more effective.

Oct 7, 2016

Lawrence H Summers, former US Treasury Secretary and the CGD Board Chair, explains why the World Bank and the regional multilateral development banks (MDBs) are well-placed to help address some of today’s urgent problems, including climate change, pandemics, and the problems of large-scale forced migration.