The United States is the largest national donor of foreign aid in the world. It is engaged in two major wars, each of which require improving local economic conditions to achieve success. And it faces a variety of challenges around the world—from responding to natural disasters to promoting democratic governance—that demand effective responses.
Despite these circumstances, the United States does not have a comprehensive, coherent strategy to guide its development assistance programs. With the advent of a new administration, the time is ripe to have a serious policy discussion about the merits of a National Strategy for Global Development.
The Sustainable Security Program at the Center for American Progress has written a National Strategy for Global Development, which it hopes will spark debate. The authors of the document, Dr. Reuben E. Brigety, II and Sabina Dewan, will discuss their proposal for an NSGD at this event. They will be joined by Mr. James Kunder, senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund and former acting deputy administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Rudy deLeon, Senior Vice President for National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress
Reuben Brigety, Director, Sustainable Security Program, Center for American Progress
Sabina Dewan, Associate Director for International Economics, Center for American Progress
James Kunder, Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund and former Acting Deputy Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development