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The CGD Podcast
27 minutes | 7 months ago
Aid Transparency During COVID-19 with Henry Asor Nkang and Gary Forster
CGD's Sarah Rose; Henry Asor Nkang from Nigeria's Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning; and Publish What You Fund CEO Gary Forster on the current state of aid data transparency, the impacts of the pandemic, and how countries and donors can use data to improve development efforts
27 minutes | a year ago
Coordinating Country Aid with Bella Bird, Sharmarke Farah, and Jonathan Papoulidis
CGD's Sarah Rose, Bella Bird of the World Bank, Sharmarke Farah of the government of Somalia, and Jonathan Papoulidis of World Vision on the potential of country platforms for aid coordination—specifically the history and progress of Somalia's platform, the importance of country ownership, and how to make the best use of lessons learned.
25 minutes | a year ago
Consent in Development with Stephanie Kimou and Angela Bruce-Raeburn
CGD's Megan O'Donnell, Stephanie Kimou of PopWorks Africa, and Angela Bruce-Raeburn of Global Health Advocacy Incubator discuss the impact of the colonization of Africa on development culture, the economic and social impacts of aid workers flooding a struggling country, and a future where development is led by the so-called "beneficiaries" themselves, not by well-meaning foreigners.
24 minutes | a year ago
US Policy Toward Africa with Howard French
CGD's Gyude Moore and journalist Howard French discuss US perceptions of Africa, the business opportunities the US is leaving on the table, and how policy changes could benefit both the US and African countries.
49 minutes | a year ago
Creative Development with Bobby Pittman and Ladipoe
CGD's Amanda Glassman talks with Kupanda Capital's Bobby Pittman and rapper Ladipoe about development opportunities in Africa's entertainment industries, Bobby's experience working with Nigerian record label Mavin Records, and the inspiration behind Ladipoe's songs.
26 minutes | a year ago
Lessons from Ghana on Universal Health Coverage with Martha Gyansa-Lutterodt
Martha Gyansa-Lutterodt, Director of Technical Coordination at Ghana's Ministry of Health, explains how Ghana's health services have evolved, how they select which medicines to cover, and how to maintain political will for health reform.
34 minutes | a year ago
Next Steps for Nigeria's Border Situation with Amaka Anku and Nonso Obikili
CGD's Gyude Moore, Amaka Anku of Eurasia Group, and Nonso Obikili of Economic Research Southern Africa on Nigeria's recent border closure. They discuss the history between Nigeria and Benin, the costs of the border closure for people living in poverty, and possible next steps for the Nigerian government.
15 minutes | a year ago
Investing in Women with Priya Krishnan, Jen Braswell, and Graham Wrigley
CGD's Megan O'Donnell, KLAY founder Priya Krishnan, and CDC Group's Jen Braswell and Graham Wrigley discuss the importance of investing in women, how to find good investments, and how to get partners on board.
21 minutes | a year ago
Sounds Robotic: A CGD Podcast – Carl Benedikt Frey
In this episode of Sounds Robotic, host Charles Kenny talks with Carl Benedikt Frey, co-director of the Program on Technology and Employment at the Oxford Martin School, about his fears that the wage stagnation and rocketing inequality that resulted from the first industrial revolution could be repeated thanks to the spread of automation and artificial intelligence today.
18 minutes | a year ago
How Significant Is Household Headship? with Agnes Quisumbing and Dominique van de Walle
IFPRI's Agnes Quisumbing joins CGD's Dominique van de Walle and Megan O'Donnell to discuss the contexts in which headship is (and isn't) useful, the importance of the circumstances leading to female headship, and how headship can relate to women's property rights and financial security.
30 minutes | 2 years ago
Sounds Robotic: A CGD Podcast – Benno Ndulu
In this episode of Sounds Robotic, host Charles Kenny talks with Benno Ndulu, an academic director of the Pathways for Prosperity Commission on Technology and Inclusive Development, about opportunities presented by new technologies to speed equitable growth.
39 minutes | 2 years ago
Parenting by the Data with Emily Oster
Cribsheet author and economist Emily Oster on the data behind health recommendations for pregnant women, how to balance children's and parents' needs, and how policymakers can empower parents to make good decisions for their families.
40 minutes | 2 years ago
Prospects for Prosper Africa – CGD Podcast
Landry Signé, Aubrey Hruby, Judd Devermont, and Gyude Moore on their expectations for the new Prosper Africa initiative and the roles that infrastructure, communication, and the US Development Finance Corporation might play in its impact.
16 minutes | 2 years ago
Sounds Robotic: A CGD Podcast – Amolo Ngweno
In this episode of Sounds Robotic, host Charles Kenny talks with Amolo Ngweno, CEO and East Africa Regional Director for BFA, about her recent paper on what technological advance might mean for the informal sector.
19 minutes | 2 years ago
Justice for the Displaced? with Canadian Senator Ratna Omidvar
Canadian Senator Ratna Omidvar on how the Frozen Assets Repurposing Act would work, what it could mean for Canada, and why it resonates with her personally.
25 minutes | 2 years ago
Sounds Robotic: A CGD Podcast – Bright Simons
In this episode of Sounds Robotic, host Charles Kenny talks with Bright Simons, founder of the mPedigree Network and VP at the IMANI Center for Policy and Education, about the problems with the “leapfrogging” narrative of innovation in frontier markets, especially in Africa.
20 minutes | 2 years ago
Looking Beyond Aid with Ian Mitchell
CGD's Ian Mitchell on why looking beyond aid is important for development, how the Commitment to Development Index measures and weighs various development factors, and what’s ahead for the Index.
29 minutes | 2 years ago
To Brand or Not to Brand? with Gyude Moore
Gyude Moore, former Minister of Public Works in Liberia and current visiting fellow at CGD, on aid branding, what China does differently, and what innovation could help developing countries save big on infrastructure.
32 minutes | 2 years ago
Sounds Robotic: A CGD Podcast – Tom Standage
In this episode of Sounds Robotic, host Charles Kenny talks with Tom Standage, Deputy Editor of the Economist, about the potential upsides of AI and automation as well as the "lump of labor" fallacy as applied to robots.
21 minutes | 2 years ago
Sounds Robotic: A CGD Podcast – Shahid Yusuf
In this episode of Sounds Robotic, host Charles Kenny talks with Shahid Yusuf, who argues that the old path to rapid growth—manufacturing export goods—is less and less of an option for poorer countries, and there isn’t a clear new path to replace it.
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