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CGD conducts research and analysis on a wide range of topics related to how policies and actions of the rich and powerful affect poor people in the developing world. Examples include aid effectiveness, climate change, education, globalization, health, migration and trade.
The Center’s work on aid effectiveness focuses on the policies and practices of bilateral and multilateral donors. It includes analyzing existing programs, monitoring donor innovations, and designing and promoting fresh approaches to deliver aid. CGD researchers also investigate how foreign aid and other aspects of development—such as trade, migration, investment, and climate change policies—undermine or complement each other.
If you’re considering a request for a donation to a charity, do some research before you give. By finding out as much as you can about the charity, you can avoid fraudsters who try to take advantage of your generosity. Here are tips to help make sure your charitable contributions are put to good use.
The Code of Ethics Project was initiated by the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO) at the 2002 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. It was recognized that while standards of conduct exist for various national and regional NGO assocations, and for associations with a particular area of focus (humanitarian aid, human rights, etc.), a more broadly applicable code of ethics was desirable for guiding NGOs worldwide.