Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Center for Global Development: COVID-19: A National Security Issue | Decision Tree for Financial Inclusion | Gendered Social Protection

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The US Is Losing the Global War Against COVID-19—And That Is a National Security Issue

If 600,000 Americans and 4 million worldwide had died in a terrorist attack, how would global policymakers respond? In new commentary on the gravity of COVID-19, Masood Ahmed urges US policymakers to turn the tide and reprioritize pandemic preparedness and response.


Building Digital Financial Inclusion: A Decision Tree Approach

Financial inclusion drives economic development – and digital financial services are a crucial step to success. But why are some countries farther along than others? CGD's decision tree method helps policymakers find root causes to financial gaps to ensure no one gets left behind. Read the latest cases studies across Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and Pakistan.


The MDB Social Protection Response to COVID-19: Refocusing on Gender

COVID-19 has disproportionately affected women, from their income, to food security, to childcare, and more. But have multilateral development banks (MDBs) responded accordingly? Read the latest on how MDB operations consider gender differences in their crisis response.

Capital Flow Volatility in Latin America—Will Next Time Be Different?
Sept. 14
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Vaccine Certificates: Pam Dixon and Camilla Ravnbøl on the CGD Podcast
Jun. 15
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Financing the Global Humanitarian Public Good: Opportunities for Change
Rose Worden, Patrick Saez, Claus Sorensen Jul. 29
Searching for the Binding Constraint to Digital Financial Inclusion in Pakistan: A Decision Tree Approach
Imran Khan, Dr. Karrar Hussain Jaffar Jul. 28
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Better Together: Exploring the Role of Pooled Procurement in Improving Access to Medicines amid COVID-19
Julia Kaufman, Morgan Pincombe, Javier Guzman — Aug. 2
India May Not Have As Much Digital Financial Inclusion As It Seems
Nandini Harihareswara, Howard Miller, Anushree Deb — Jul. 28
The Strange Case of Low Financial Inclusion Using Digital Payment Services in Mexico
Ivonne Acevedo, Miguel Székely — Jul. 28
Spending Wisely and Transparently to Realize the Promise of Education for All
Biniam Bedasso — Jul. 28
Five Ways That Education Systems Can Support Girls in the Face of Climate Change, Today
Megan Devonald, Nicola Jones, Laura Moscoviz, Jack Rossiter, Workneh Yadete — Jul. 26
Who Represents Whom? A Conversation on Decolonizing Humanitarian Governance
Patrick Saez, Merryn Lagaida, Rose Worden — Jul. 26
Fund Girls’ Education. Don’t Greenwash It.
Megan Devonald, Susannah Hares, Nicola Jones, Laura Moscoviz, Jack Rossiter, Patrick Shaw, Workneh Yadete — Jul. 26

History of Racism in the South. Graduate Orientation. August 5, 2021


History of Race in the South


IDEALS facilitators will provide an interactive overview of institutional & systematic racism in the American south, particularly Arkansas

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Register at:   History of Race in the South Tickets, Thu, Aug 5, 2021 at 2:00 PM | Eventbrite

Navigating a Neuroscience Career for Scientists of Color. August 5, 2021


Navigating a Neuroscience Career for Scientists of Color

Date/Time: Thursday, August 5, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET

Location: Virtual

Headshot of Dr. Damien FairAs a funder and leader in mental health research, NIMH aims to support talented investigators from diverse backgrounds who contribute to transforming our understanding and treatment of mental illnesses. 

This webinar will familiarize the audience with a rising star in neuroscience, Dr. Damien Fair, who has more than a dozen active grants, more than 80 peer-reviewed papers, and nearly two dozen awards and fellowships, including a 2013 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Dr. Fair will describe his academic journey and the traits that have made him one of the most productive and sought-after collaborators in the field of brain imaging.

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“The Chemistry for Strong Communities”. National Health Center Week (August 8-14)

National Health Center Week (August 8-14)

National Health Center Week National Health Center Week is an annual celebration led by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades.

From the very beginning of the pandemic crisis, Community Health Centers began finding innovative ways to provide preventative and primary care to their patients. They provide low-cost prenatal care, general primary care, COVID-19 screening and testing, and referrals to specialized care, including mental health, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS.

This year’s theme, “The Chemistry for Strong Communities,” will honor front-line providers, staff, and patients who have lost their lives during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

During the observance week, commemorate their lives and celebrate the future of community health by participating in the following dedicated focus days:

Join the conversation by using the hashtags #NHCW21 and #ValueCHCs on social media.

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Sustainability Week: Countdown to COP26

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What bold actions must we take to save the world? How do we build back greener?


Join us at the seventh edition of The Economist Events' sustainability event series, Sustainability Week: Countdown to COP26 as we can ask—can governments, corporations and private businesses change how society works in order to meet the Paris agreement targets on time?



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Advancing to net zero

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