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Center for Global Development — General Support (2019)

Christine Lagarde, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Andrew Steer, and Masood Ahmed discuss fiscal policy options to achieve the Paris climate commitments (May 2019). (Photo courtesy of CGD.)
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For general support.
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Grant investigators: Alexander Berger and Jacob Trefethen

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. CGD staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $3,000,000 over three years to the Center for Global Development (CGD) for general support. CGD is a think tank that conducts research on and promotes improvements to rich-world policies that affect the global poor. This follows our February 2016 general support grant, which CGD says it used to conduct research on aid effectiveness, U.S. development policy, universal basic income in India, and taxes on tobacco, alcohol, and sugar.

Our renewal decision at this stage was based largely on our previous decision and the view that three years was too short a window on which to update for a mature but hits-based organization like CGD. We expect to undertake a more thorough evaluation of CGD’s performance approximately two years into this grant, which would be five years into our overall support.

This falls within our work on global health and development.