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 development agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals. So, what do people in Sub-Saharan Africa think about these changes? A new Pew Research Center survey conducted in 9 African countries evaluates citizens’ most important development priorities as well as their perceptions of foreign aid agencies. The countries are: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

The Pew Research Center will present key findings from the survey. This will be followed by a panel discussion on the major policy implications for the development community.


What Are Africans’ Real Development Priorities? And What Do They Think of Aid Agencies?