Center for Global Development

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The stated Mission of the Center for Global Development states that the Center is "dedicated to reducing global poverty and inequality through policy-oriented research and active engagement on development issues with the policy community and the public. A principal focus of the Center's work will be policies of the United States and other industrial countries that affect development prospects in poor countries."[1]

"The Center's research will assess the impact on poor people of globalization and of the policies of industrial countries, developing countries and multilateral institutions. The Center will seek to identify alternative policies that will promote equitable growth and participatory development in low-income and transitional economies, and, in collaboration with civil society and private sector groups, seek to translate policy ideas into policy reforms. The Center will also partner with other institutions in efforts to improve public understanding in industrial countries of the economic, political, and strategic benefits of promoting improved living standards and governance in developing countries."[2]

"The Center was founded by Edward W. Scott, Jr., who is Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nancy Birdsall, the Center's President, and C. Fred Bergsten, director of the Institute for International Economics."[3]

"The Center for Global Development contributed substantially to the Initiative for Global Development's report "A New Global Development Strategy to End Extreme Poverty."" [1]

*Board of Directors

Advisory Group

  • Masood Ahmed - Director, External Relations Department International Monetary Fund
  • Abhijit Banerjee - Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Pranab Bardhan - Professor of Economics, University of California Berkeley
  • Jere Behrman - Professor of Economics and Director of the Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania
  • Thomas Carothers - Vice President for Studies, Democracy, Rule of Law, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Anne Case - Professor of Economics and Public Affairs and Director, Research Program in Development Studies, Princeton University
  • David De Ferranti - Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Angus Deaton - Professor of Economics, Princeton University
  • Kemal Dervis - Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme
  • Esther Duflo - Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, MIT; Director, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (MIT)
  • Peter Evans - Professor and Chair of Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Kristin Forbes - Professor of Management, MIT-Sloan School of Management
  • Carol Graham - Senior Fellow and Co-Director, CSED Brookings Institution
  • J. Bryan Hehir - Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life, Harvard University; Secretary for Social Services and the President of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Boston
  • Simon Johnson - Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Sloan School of Management, MIT
  • Anne Krueger - First Deputy Director, International Monetary Fund
  • David Lipton - Managing Director, Head of Country Risk Management, CitiGroup
  • Mark Medish - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Deepa Narayan - Senior Adviser, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network, The World Bank
  • Rohini Pande - Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Kenneth Prewitt - Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs Columbia University - School of International and Public Affairs
  • Dani Rodrik - Chair of the Advisory Committee; Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy, The Kennedy School of Government
  • David Rothkopf - Chairman and CEO, The Rothkopf Group
  • Federico Sturzenegger - Visiting Professor of Public Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Robert H. Wade - Professor of Political Economy Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics
  • Kevin Watkins - Senior Policy Analyst, UNDP
  • John Williamson - Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics
  • Ngaire Woods - Director of Research Methods Training in International Relations, Oxford University
  • Ernesto Zedillo - Director, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization

Members in the capacity as a CGD Board member:

  • Timothy Geithner - President and Chief Executive Officer of Federal Reserve Board of New York
  • Rima Hunaidi - Former Assistant Secretary-General and Director, Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS), United Nations Development Programme; former Deputy Prime Minister, Jordan



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Washington DC 20036
Phone 202.416.0700
FAX 202.416.0750

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  1. Partnerships, Center for Global Development, accessed December 11, 2007.

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