Is the U.S. Ready to Compete in Africa? Recommendations for Modernizing US Economic Policy Tools

By Ben Leo | MARCH 24, 2015

Ben Leo testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy at a hearing about the the potential for greater US trade and investment with Sub-Saharan Africa.

From the testimony: "The US-Africa Leaders Summit was an important moment for our relationship with this increasingly important region. While the Summit had a clear emphasis on promoting economic engagement, largely through greater trade and investment, the subsequent impact on actual US government policy and messaging has been mixed. The Power Africa initiative is a noteworthy example of where ongoing US activities are meaningful and strongly aligned with Africans’ priorities."

Continue reading and download full testimony at: Center for Global Development