Cgd Podcast With Rajesh Mirchandani



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


  • Vaccine Certificates with Pam Dixon and Camilla Ravnbøl

    15/06/2021 Duração: 36min

    Anit Mukherjee of CGD, Pam Dixon of World Privacy Forum, and Camilla Ravnbøl of the University of Copenhagen on how vaccine certificates work, what challenges they pose, and how to make sure no one gets left behind

  • Aid Transparency During COVID-19 with Henry Asor Nkang and Gary Forster

    30/07/2020 Duração: 27min

    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

  • Coordinating Country Aid with Bella Bird, Sharmarke Farah, and Jonathan Papoulidis

    26/03/2020 Duração: 26min

    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.

  • Consent in Development with Stephanie Kimou and Angela Bruce-Raeburn

    25/02/2020 Duração: 25min

    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.

  • US Policy Toward Africa with Howard French

    20/02/2020 Duração: 23min

    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. 

  • Creative Development with Bobby Pittman and Ladipoe

    21/01/2020 Duração: 48min

    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.

  • Lessons from Ghana on Universal Health Coverage with Martha Gyansa-Lutterodt

    11/12/2019 Duração: 25min

    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.

  • Next Steps for Nigeria's Border Situation with Amaka Anku and Nonso Obikili

    09/12/2019 Duração: 33min

    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.

  • Investing in Women with Priya Krishnan, Jen Braswell, and Graham Wrigley

    26/11/2019 Duração: 14min

    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.

  • Sounds Robotic: A CGD Podcast – Carl Benedikt Frey

    21/10/2019 Duração: 20min

    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. 

  • How Significant Is Household Headship? with Agnes Quisumbing and Dominique van de Walle

    03/10/2019 Duração: 17min

    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.

  • Sounds Robotic: A CGD Podcast – Benno Ndulu

    21/08/2019 Duração: 30min

    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.

  • Parenting by the Data with Emily Oster

    16/08/2019 Duração: 38min

    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.  

  • Prospects for Prosper Africa – CGD Podcast

    15/07/2019 Duração: 40min

    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.

  • Sounds Robotic: A CGD Podcast – Amolo Ngweno

    20/06/2019 Duração: 15min

    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. 

  • Justice for the Displaced? with Canadian Senator Ratna Omidvar

    18/06/2019 Duração: 19min

    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.

  • Sounds Robotic: A CGD Podcast – Bright Simons

    07/05/2019 Duração: 24min

    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.

  • Looking Beyond Aid with Ian Mitchell

    02/05/2019 Duração: 20min

    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. 

  • To Brand or Not to Brand? with Gyude Moore

    07/03/2019 Duração: 28min

    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.

  • Sounds Robotic: A CGD Podcast – Tom Standage

    06/03/2019 Duração: 31min

    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.

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