CDR Praises Congressional Passage of the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act

CDR Co-Chairs Rob Mosbacher and Mark Green Issued the Following Statement: “We welcome today’s passage of the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act by the U.S. House of Representatives.  This legislation places transparency and accountability at the center of U.S. foreign assistance programs, and its implementation will help to ensure that taxpayer dollars are being […]

FPI and CDR Hill Briefing: Reforming Foreign Assistance

On April 15, 2016 The Foreign Policy Initiative and Consensus for Development Reform hosted a lunch and discussion for Hill staffers. The discussion focused on ways to improve economic development, governance, and human capital in developing countries and the challenges facing the U.S. international development community and ways to improve foreign assistance. The panelists, left to […]

CDR Position Statement on the Millennium Challenge Corporation

CDR Position Statement on the Millennium Challenge Corporation Core MCC Reform Principles: MCC is one of the most important aid reform efforts of the past 50 years and its reform principles are applicable well beyond its portfolio. Economic Growth Driven: MCC’s unique mission is to eradicate poverty through economic growth – the only truly sustainable […]

CDR and the American Enterprise Institute host conference on economic growth and the Sustainable Development Goals

On October 20, 2015, The Consensus for Development Reform (CDR) and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) co-hosted a half-day conference exploring the essential role of private sector-led economic growth in sustainable development. The event included the participation of Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Congressman Ed Royce, chairman of the […]

CDR and CGD host event on Africans’ development priorities

Recent research suggests a stark mismatch between ordinary Africans’ most pressing development priorities and the agendas of US foreign aid agencies. To address this, US aid agencies have taken further steps to promote country-led approaches and foster direct engagement with and garner feedback from intended beneficiaries. Moreover, the world is pressing ahead with a new […]