Category: Front Page

What the IMF World Economic Outlook Reveals About Venezuela and the World

By Maria Santarelli More than one million lives have been lost due to COVID-19 since the start of the year. The global pandemic overwhelmed national health systems and strained supply chains, leaving important marks on the socio-economic fabric of society. Nothing has been left untouched by COVID-19. In the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), published […]

China’s Global Power Database – Launch

Join the Global Development Policy Center for the launch of the China’s Global Power Database, an interactive mapping of all of China’s overseas power projects by lender, type of deal, CO2 emissions, status, technology and capacity. Kevin P. Gallagher, Cecilia Han Springer and Xinyue Ma will present the database, discuss its main findings and policy […]

Global China Research Colloquium: Does China Offer Bailouts?

As part of the Fall 2020 Global China Research Colloquium, James Sundquist will present on whether or not China gives bailouts. James is a doctoral candidate at Yale University and a Global China Fellow with the Global Development Policy Center. STARTS: 9:00 am on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 ENDS: 10:00 am on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 […]

Forestry, Agriculture, and Indigenous Rights in the Belt and Road Initiative

As part of the Fall 2020 Global China Research Colloquium, Dr. Rebecca Ray, Dr. Hongbo Yang, and Dr. Blake Simmons will present on forestry, agriculture, and indigenous rights in the Belt and Road Initiative. Dr. Ray is a Senior Researcher and Dr. Yang and Dr. Simmons are Post-Doctoral Research Fellows at the GDP Center. STARTS: […]

Rising Tides of Tension: Assessing China’s Hydropower Footprint in the Mekong Region

By Cecilia Han Springer and Dinah Shi Editor’s note: this blog summarizes research presented as part of the GDP Center’s Global China Research Colloquium on October 7, 2020. A recording of the presentation is available below: Hydropower is often talked about as a low-carbon, clean source of electricity. Indeed, electricity produced by hydropower has far […]

The IMF’s Return to Austerity?

Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published by International Politics & Society on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 and is reposted with permission.  When the Covid-19 pandemic went global, the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) new Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva rose to articulate a bold, new and ambitious role for the IMF. Early on Georgieva declared: ‘These are […]

Whatever It Takes? The Global Financial Safety Net, COVID-19, and Developing Countries

In an article published in the January 2021 issue of  World Development, Kevin Gallagher and William Kring of the Global Development Policy Center, along with Thomas Stubbs, Christina Laskaridis and Alexander Kentikelenis compiled datasets to assess how well the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other regional financial arrangement activities are meeting the needs of developing countries […]

Is China the Villain? Jobs, Wages and Building a Better U.S. Policy toward China

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a blame game between the U.S. and China, disrupting the urgently needed international cooperation to control the spread of the disease and accelerate efforts to find and distribute affordable vaccines and treatments. The current finger pointing has exacerbated bilateral tensions that were already flaring as a result of […]