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CGD Blog Post Discusses Key U.S. Development Issues Ahead Of Congress’s FY18 Budget Hearings

Center for Global Development’s “U.S. Development Policy”: Secretary Tillerson to Testify, Tough Budget Questions Ahead
Erin Collinson, senior associate for policy outreach at CGD, discusses key issues “that deserve greater scrutiny” when U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testifies to Congress about the FY 2018 international affairs budget request. Collinson highlights issues such as “[p]rioritizing near-term foreign policy objectives over sustainable development” and “[t]argeting assistance to maximize efficiency,” and concludes, “In addition to being called upon to explain massive spending cuts, Tillerson is likely to face questions about the structure of the institutions tasked with delivering US foreign assistance. … [W]e’ll be watching closely to see what gets asked — and answered — in the days ahead” (6/12).