The Center for Global Development is dedicated to reducing global poverty and inequality through policy-oriented research and active engagement on development issues with the policy community and the public. A principal focus of the Center's work will be policies of the United States and other industrial countries that affect development prospects in poor countries.
The Center's research will assess the impact on poor people of globalization and of the policies of industrial countries, developing countries and multilateral institutions. The Center will seek to identify alternative policies that will promote equitable growth and participatory development in low-income and transitional economies, and, in collaboration with civil society and private sector groups, seek to translate policy ideas into policy reforms. The Center will also partner with other institutions in efforts to improve public understanding in industrial countries of the economic, political, and strategic benefits of promoting improved living standards and governance in developing countries.