The CGD PodcastAuthor: Center for Global Development
25 May 2019

The CGD Podcast

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

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    Sounds Robotic: A CGD Podcast – Bright Simons

    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.


  • Posted on 07 May 2019

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    Looking Beyond Aid with Ian Mitchell

    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. 


  • Posted on 02 May 2019

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    To Brand or Not to Brand? with Gyude Moore

    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.


  • Posted on 07 Mar 2019

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    Sounds Robotic: A CGD Podcast – Tom Standage

    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.


  • Posted on 06 Mar 2019

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    Sounds Robotic: A CGD Podcast – Shahid Yusuf

    In this episode of Sounds Robotic, host Charles Kenny talks with Shahid Yusuf, who argues that the old path to rapid growth—manufacturing export goods—is less and less of an option for poorer countries, and there isn’t a clear new path to replace it.


  • Posted on 11 Feb 2019

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