The CGD Podcast
The CGD Podcast
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International development experts share their ideas on how wealthy countries can promote prosperity in developing countries.
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
Jul 30
27 min
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.
Mar 26
26 min
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.
Feb 25
25 min
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. 
Feb 20
23 min
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.
Jan 21
48 min
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.
Dec 11, 2019
25 min
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.
Dec 9, 2019
33 min
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.
Nov 26, 2019
14 min
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. 
Oct 21, 2019
20 min
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.
Oct 3, 2019
17 min
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