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CGD Outlines Reasons U.S. Congress, Donors Should Continue To Support GAFSP

Center for Global Development’s “U.S. Development Policy”: GAFSP’s Last Gasp? Don’t Count on It
Scott Morris, senior fellow and director of the U.S. Development Policy Initiative at CGD, discusses the history and role of the U.S. Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), and a call by the Trump administration for Congress and donors to cease support of the fund. Morris outlines three overarching merits of the program, arguing for its continuation: “1. There continues to be large unmet need for financing agriculture investments in poor countries. … 2. GAFSP has an innovative governance structure that was created to address criticisms directed at the traditional institutions and funding arrangements. … 3. GAFSP is delivering results…” (11/20).

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