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The Center for Global Development (CGD) is a think tank focused on reducing global poverty and inequality, headquartered in Washington, D.C. This article is about the institution. ... A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows his find. ... In mathematics, an inequality is a statement about the relative size or order of two objects. ... Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America. ...

CGD was founded in November 2001 by Edward W. Scott, Jr., C. Fred Bergsten and Nancy Birdsall. Scott was the founder of BEA Systems and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Assistant Secretary for Administration in the Department of Transportation. Bergsten is the director of the Institute for International Economics. Birdsall, the former head of the World Bank research department and executive vice president of the Inter-American Development Bank, became CGD’s first president. Prominent researchers and affiliates include Kemal Dervis, William Easterly, and Michael Kremer. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Note: BEA Systems should not be confused with the similarly named defense contractor BAE Systems. ... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... Established October 15, 1966 Activated April 1, 1967 Secretary Norman Mineta Deputy Secretary Kirk K. Van Tine (acting) Budget $58 billion (2004 estimate) Employees 58,622 (2004 estimate) The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is a Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with transport. ... The Institute for International Economics (IIE) is a think tank focused on international economics, based in Washington, D.C. It was founded in 1981. ... Logo of the World Bank The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD, in Romance languages: BIRD), better known as the World Bank, is an international organization whose original mission was to finance the reconstruction of nations devastated by WWII. Now, its mission has expanded to fight poverty by means... The Inter-American Development Bank, was established in 1959 to support Latin American and Caribbean economic/social development and regional integration by lending mainly to public institutions. ... Kemal Dervis during a speech Kemal Dervis (Turkish: Kemal Derviş) is a Turkish economist and politician. ...

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