There is an important debate going on within the U.S. government about how to track money and determine funding priorities for U.S. foreign policy and foreign assistance. The discussion may seem abstruse, but the outcome will matter a great deal; it will have a direct impact on the American governnment’s ability to defeat terrorists, to […]

A moment for foreign aid reform

Sometimes in Washington, unanticipated events provide the best opportunities for progress. We are at such a point in the debate around international development funding, and we believe that by acting on three areas of general agreement on reform, the United States can see significant improvements in the effectiveness of our efforts, greater accountability and value […]

Savings through success in foreign assistance

The Senate confirmation last week of our colleague Ambassador Mark Green to be USAID Administrator comes amid the struggle between the president and Congress over the administration’s proposed 30 percent cuts to foreign assistance. In this convergence of events, we see a real opportunity for Congress and the administration to do much more than debate where […]

Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations – “Global Philanthropy and Remittances and International Development”

Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee “Global Philanthropy and Remittances and International Development” A Testimony by: Daniel F. Runde William A. Schreyer Chair Director, Project on Prosperity and Development Center for Strategic and International Studies(CSIS) May 3, 2017 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building