Center for Global Development

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AbbreviationCGD
MottoIndependent research and practical ideas for global prosperity.
Formation2001
Headquarters2055 L Street NW
Typethink tank
Interestsglobalisation
Sponsored byBill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Covington & Burling, DFID, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Norway/Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Open Society Foundations, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Rockefeller Foundation, UNDP, World Bank

The Center for Global Development (CGD) was founded in 2001 and describes itself as 'an independent, not-for-profit think tank that works to reduce global poverty and inequality by encouraging policy change in the U.S. and other rich countries through rigorous research and active engagement with the policy community'[1].

The Center works to influence not only the policies and practices of countries but also global institutions such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization[2]. The Center is supported by a significant contributions from private foundations, international organizations, governments, corporations and individuals and has an annual operating budget of more than $6 million.

People

  • Alexander B Cummings is reported to have served the Center for Global Development's Commission on U.S. Policy toward Low-Income Poorly Performing States (LIPPS). Cummings has worked with the Coca Cola Company since 1997 and became the company's President and CEO (Africa Group) in 2001[3]

Funding and Sponsorship

In January 2008, the CGD list the following as their sponsors[4]...

 

Events carried out

EventLocationDescription
A Spreading PlagueGermany
Munich
2019 Munich Security Conference
Tabletop simulation of a global biological warfare attack predicting an apocalyptic outcome. Included several senior pandemic planners. Held February 2019.
Preventing Global Catastrophic Biological RisksGermany
Munich Security Conference
Munich
Simulation of a global influenza pandemic predicting an apocalyptic outcome. Held February 2020, with a who-is-who of pandemic planners. Held February 2020.

 

Sponsors

EventDescription
Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationVery influential and rich foundation established to take leadership of global health.
Covington & BurlingWashington DC law firm with deep state connections
DFID
Goldman Sachs
Microsoft
Norway/Ministry of Foreign AffairsA significant donor to NGOs and planning organizations. Many of the recipients dovetail with NATO objectives like regime changes and controlling the narrative.
Open Society FoundationsA NGO operating in more countries than McDonald's. It has the tendency to support politicians (at times through astroturfing) and activists that get branded as "extreme left" as its founder is billionaire and bane of the pound George Soros. This polarizing perspective causes the abnormal influence of the OSF to go somewhat unanswered.
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Rockefeller Foundation
UNDP
World Bank


References

  1. Center for Global Development About CGD Accessed 22nd January 2008
  2. Center for Global Development CGD Brochure Accessed 22nd January 2008
  3. Coca Cola Company Alexander S Cummings Accessed 22nd January 2008
  4. Center for Global Development Funders Accessed 22nd January 2008