CDR PAPERS & EVENTS

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 […]

CDR TRADE AND INVESTMENT POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS

Click here to download document   Introduction Since the Second World War, the United States has applied its unique leadership and economic might to liberalize international trade and investment, expand rule of law, and establish trade and investment rules that have generated historic prosperity at home and lifted hundreds of millions of people out of […]

CDR FINANCE AUTHORITY POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS

Introduction Development Finance Institution (DFI) is a term that refers to a range of alternative financial institutions that support private sector growth-focused development by providing finance and seeking to limit risk in environments where commercial banks do not operate. These institutions play a crucial role in providing credit in the form of higher risk loans, […]

CDR BILATERAL MULTILATERAL REVIEWS AND SELECTIVITY RECOMMENDATIONS

Click here to download the document Currently the U.S. government has 12 Departments, 26 Agencies and 60 Offices that Administer U.S. foreign assistance. Such a cumber- some and fragmented system inherently lacks the ability to strategically review the most effective models of foreign assistance, and as a result, archaic and ineffective programs continue to be funded […]