Development Reform Principles

Development Reform Principles The Consensus for Development Reform (CDR) believes that an effective development strategy is an essential part of an effective foreign policy, and that reforming our foreign assistance will yield better results for those we help and more faithfully serve our national interests.  The following four reform principles are a practical basis for […]

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 […]