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Ending Poverty in a Generation: The Post-2015 Development Agenda

CAP Chair John Podesta delivers a speech at Georgetown University.

By John Podesta | Monday, December 9, 2013

Karzai risks much in his latest manufactured crisis

Karzai’s recklessness may undermine Afghanistan’s political transition, which has long been cited as the primary determinant of a peaceful future for Afghans.

By John Podesta, Tom Perriello, and Caroline Wadhams | Thursday, November 28, 2013

America needs more national parks

John Podesta writes that America’s parks are a national treasure and a crucial economic engine for many parts of the country.

By John Podesta | Thursday, October 31, 2013

We can’t let Russia screw up plans for a huge marine reserve

John Podesta and Michael Conathan write about Russia's attempts to block the creation of a marine reserve in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica.

By John Podesta and Michael Conathan | Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Proponents of austerity are out of ideas. We have the alternative

Growing the economy from the middle out, rather than from the top down, is the only way to build broad, long-term prosperity.

By John Podesta and Neera Tanden | Thursday, October 24, 2013

Preparing for the Upcoming Afghan Political Transition

Afghan President Hamid KarzaiThe United States and its partners must continue to focus on Afghanistan’s upcoming presidential election and political transition despite the world’s focus on the conflict in Syria.

By Caroline Wadhams and John Podesta | Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Youth Q&A on the U.N. High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Agenda Report

Nobel laureate Tawakkol Karman and CAP Chair John Podesta, both members of the U.N. High-Level Panel, answer questions about the post-2015 agenda from youth around the world.

By John Podesta and Tawakkol Karman | Monday, September 9, 2013

The Role of the U.S. Government in Promoting Private-Sector Development Solutions

USAID article icon Issue Brief A series of seismic changes are fundamentally altering how we should think about the relationship between public and private flows targeted at promoting development.

By John Podesta and John Norris | Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Youth High-Level Panel to Guide Global Development

U.N. High-Level Panelists Tawakkol Karman and John Podesta write to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon advocating for a youth panel to guide the post-2015 development agenda.

By Tawakkol Karman and John Podesta | Monday, August 12, 2013

Domestic Data Collection and Privacy Rights

John Podesta delivers remarks at a Center for American Progress Action Fund event with Sen. Ron Wyden.

By John Podesta | Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Relentlessly high youth unemployment is a global time bomb

John Podesta writes that large youth unemployment rates in the United States and the United Kingdom pose immediate and long-term risks and economic damage.

By John Podesta | Tuesday, July 9, 2013

John Podesta on the U.N. Post-2015 Development Agenda

play_alt icon Video In this video, Center for American Progress Chair John Podesta, who served on the U.N. High-Level Panel, discusses the panel's recommendations to eradicate poverty and transform world economies through sustainable development.

By John Podesta | Thursday, May 30, 2013

First chapter for ending extreme poverty

It is critical that all nations strive to meet the goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 2030.

By John Podesta | Thursday, May 30, 2013

Twitter Town Hall on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

CAP Chair John Podesta held a Twitter town hall to take questions on the High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda on April 8, 2013.

By John Podesta | Thursday, May 30, 2013

We can end poverty, but the methods might surprise you

John Podesta and Casey Dunning write about the importance of smart social safety nets in growing out of poverty.

By John Podesta and Casey Dunning | Tuesday, May 7, 2013