A Global Partnership for Development
By MARK GREEN (U.S. Global Leadership Coalition)
USGLC Senior Director Ambassador Mark Green spoke on a Panel at the Aid & International Development Forum on June 6 with our partners from the Millenium Challenge Corporation, USAID, Interaction, Adimatrix, and Nokero International Ltd. His recap follows:
Our panel had members representing everyone from USAID to for-profit businesses and multilateral development agencies. Everyone agreed that building partnerships in the development field is crucial to the future of American development policy.
People forget that utilizing partnerships is hardly new – it has long been the basis for successful development. Inside the US government, some of our most innovative development programs are built upon partnerships. For example, the President’s Malaria Initiative, which is housed at USAID, taps into the expertise and capabilities of a number of agencies, including the CDC, the Department of Health and Human Services, State – even the Department of Defense.