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 policy-makers and advocates.

CDR works with policy-makers, think tanks, advocacy groups, and individuals to help create a development strategy and foreign assistance reform agendas that strengthens our global leadership, drives economic growth, improves accountability, and builds democratic institutions.