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Center for Global Development — General Support

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced her goal of having Liberia aid-free in a decade and ranked as a middle-income country by 2030 at a CGD event. (Photo courtesy of Kaveh Sardari/CGD)
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To support CGD’s efforts to reduce global poverty and inequality through rigorous research and active engagement with the policy community.
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Note: This grant was awarded while the Open Philanthropy Project was a partnership between GiveWell and Good Ventures.

Good Ventures, with input from GiveWell, awarded a grant of $300,000 to be paid over three years to the Center for Global Development (CGD) in July 2013 for general operating support. The grant will support CGD’s research on topics related to global poverty and inequality. We’ve found CGD to be a valuable resource as we explore potential future focus areas for Good Ventures. Learn more about our rationale for awarding this grant and how CGD is informing our work.

This award is a “learning grant,” meaning that it’s designed to help us learn more about an organization or cause we find promising. This grant is unrestricted so that the organization can decide for itself how best to translate the funds into impact.

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  • Blog Post: Grant to Center for Global Development