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July 12, 2024

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
That Old Time Religion: The G-7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on the West Bank

The G-7 foreign ministers' statement on the West Bank follows some old lines about the legitimacy of settlements, but ignores the issue of payments to reward terror.

June 17, 2024

United States
World Economic Update

The World Economic Update highlights the quarter’s most important and emerging trends. Discussions cover changes in the global marketplace with special emphasis on current economic events and their i…

Play A man uses a smart phone in front of an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage.

June 24, 2024

Climate Change
Mobilizing Clean Energy Financing through the Multilateral Development Banks

A new paper published by the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR) puts forward an ambitious agenda for innovation in clean energy finance.

Lending Increase Enabled by Proposals

April 16, 2024

Economics
Virtual Media Briefing: Previewing the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings

CFR experts preview the upcoming World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spring Meetings taking place in Washington, DC, from April 17 through 19.   

Play President of the World Bank Group Ajay Banga and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva at the World Economic Forum, January 17, 2024.

June 12, 2024

Economics
Global Growth Tracker: World Economies by GDP

This tracker charts the economic growth performance through time of ninety-one countries around the globe.

April 24, 2024

RealEcon
A Tricky Balance for Development Banks and the Developing World

The World Bank and IMF have concluded their spring meetings, but questions remain on China, lending capacity, and balancing the interests of rich and poor countries.

 President and CEO at Mastercard Ajay Banga (L) and CEO at the World Bank Kristalina Georgieva speak on stage at the 8th Annual Women In The World Summit at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on April 7, 2017 in New York City.

June 18, 2024

United States
Virtual Roundtable: The Pandemic Agreement and IHR Amendments After the World Health Assembly

In response to COVID-19, member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) have been negotiating to create a pandemic agreement and to amend the existing International Health Regulations (IHR). Th…

Play A bat ecologist, detangles a bat caught on a mist net that was set up in front of a building with a bat roost at the University of the Philippines Los Banos.

April 16, 2024

Emerging Markets
Central Bank Governance in Emerging Markets

Central bank governors from some of the largest emerging markets discuss the economic outlook in their countries, how their banks have addressed global inflation, and opportunities for sustained econ…

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April 12, 2024

Economics
The IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings: What to Know

The IMF and World Bank’s spring meetings will focus on the prospects for a soft landing after years of global economic turbulence. But major challenges remain, including growing climate finance needs…

June 13, 2024

Grand Strategy
World Order is in a Downward Spiral

The United States needs a grand strategy to deal with three interconnected threats to global stability.