Timeline of Center for Global Development

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This is a timeline of the Center for Global Development, a Washington, D.C.-based think-and-do tank focused on global development.

Full timeline

Year Month and date Event type Details
2001 September 25 Domain The domain cgdev.org is registered.[1]
2001 November Founding The Center for Global Development is founded by former senior U.S. official Edward W. Scott (who becomes Chairman of the Board of Directors), director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, C. Fred Bergsten, and Nancy Birdsall (who becomes President). Scott provided $25 million in funding, of which $5 million was provided to the IIE (under Bergsten) to help the CGD get off the ground; Birdsall would lead the newly formed CGD.[2]:20
2002 January 5 The earliest Wayback Machine archive of the Center for Global Development is available for this date.[3]
2002 Team After finishing his Ph.D. at Harvard University, Michael Clemens joins CGD as a Research Fellow.[4][2] Clemens was originally considering continuing in academia, and his joining CGD is partly attributed to the strong footing for the institution created by funder Ed Scott and president Nancy Birdsall.[2] Clemens would go on to become a Senior Fellow and Research Manager in 2010.[4]
2003 Team Todd Moss joins the Center for Global Development as a Senior Fellow.[5][6]
2003-2005 The idea of advance market commitments is explored in a working group, as a way to create better incentives for the development of vaccines.[7]
2004 Work begins on Millions Saved: Proven Successes in Global Health.
2009 The first advance market commitment (AMC) is formally announced by the GAVI Alliance. It is for a pneumococcal vaccine and is funded by $1.5 billion from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the governments of the United Kingdom, Canada, Russia, and Norway, with a promise of an additional $1.3 billion through 2015 from the GAVI Alliance.[8] The CGD's working group between 2003 and 2005 was the starting point for the launch of AMCs.[7]
2010 November or December Team Amanda Glassman joins CGD as the Director of Global Health Policy. Glassman had previously worked at the Inter-American Development Bank and as Deputy Director of the Global Health Financing Initiative of the Brookings Institution. Glassman would go on to become Chief Operating Officer (COO) of CGD in December 2016.
2013 June The Open Philanthropy Project makes a $50,000 grant to CGD to support an update to Millions Saved.[9]
2013 July The Open Philanthropy Project makes a $300,000 grant to CGD for general support.[10]
2014 March The Open Philanthropy Project makes a grant of $1,184,720 to CGD to support research on international labor mobility carried out under Michael Clemens.[11] Followup conversations related to the grant are held in December 2015[12][13]
2014 March 4 Team It is announced that Lawrence Summers is becoming Chairman of CGD's Board of Directors, replacing founding Chairman and initial funder Ed Scott.[14]
2015 November 6 Team Nancy Birdsall announces that she intedns to step down as CGD President. A search for a successor begins, under Board Chairman Lawrence Summers.[15]
2016 February The Open Philanthropy Project makes a $3 million grant to CGD for general support.[7]
2016 June 15 The Open Philanthropy Project publishes a history of philanthropy case study of the Center for Global Development.[2]
2016 September 6 Team CGD announces that Masood Ahmed is becoming its new President in 2017, replacing founding President Nancy Birdsall, who is stepping down.[16]
2017 March The Open Philanthropy Project makes a $1.8 million grant to CGD to support research on international labor mobility carried out under Michael Clemens.[17]

References

  1. "Showing results for: CGDEV.ORG". ICANN. Retrieved November 27, 2017. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Karnofsky, Holden (June 15, 2016). "History of Philanthropy Case Study: The Founding of the Center for Global Development". Open Philanthropy Project. Retrieved November 26, 2017. 
  3. "Wayback Machine snapshot for cgdev.org". January 5, 2002. Retrieved November 27, 2017. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Michael Clemens". 
  5. "Todd Moss". Retrieved November 26, 2017. 
  6. "Todd Moss". Center for Global Development. Retrieved November 26, 2017. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Center for Global Development — General Support 2016". Open Philanthropy Project. February 24, 2016. Retrieved August 30, 2016. 
  8. "GAVI partners fulfill promise to fight pneumococcal disease". GAVI Alliance. June 12, 2009. Retrieved August 30, 2016. 
  9. "Update to Millions Saved Project". Open Philanthropy Project. Retrieved November 26, 2017. 
  10. "Center for Global Development — General Support". Open Philanthropy Project. Retrieved November 26, 2017. 
  11. "Center for Global Development — Labor Mobility Research". Retrieved November 26, 2017. 
  12. "A conversation with Dr. Michael Clemens and Cynthia Rathinasamy, December 15, 2015 and June 2016." (PDF). Open Philanthropy Project. November 26, 2017. 
  13. "A conversation with Dr. Michael Clemens and Cynthia Rathinasamy, June 21, 2016" (PDF). June 21, 2016. Retrieved November 26, 2017. 
  14. "Lawrence Summers to Become Board Chair of the Center for Global Development". March 4, 2014. Retrieved November 27, 2017. 
  15. "Nancy Birdsall to Step Down as CGD President". Center for Global Development. November 6, 2015. Retrieved November 27, 2017. 
  16. "New President Named for Center for Global Development". Center for Global Development. September 6, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2017. 
  17. "Center for Global Development — Migration Program". June 27, 2017. Retrieved November 26, 2017.