CGD Memo Outlines 3 Ideas, 3 Reforms For U.S. Development Policy Under New President

Center for Global Development’s “Rethinking U.S. Development Policy”: Attn: Presidential Transition Teams — 3 Big Ideas and 3 Smart Reforms for U.S. Development Policy
Beth Schwanke, director of policy outreach at the Center for Global Development (CGD), discusses a presidential transition memo written by CGD that outlines three ideas (women’s economic empowerment, sustainable infrastructure investment, and humanitarian compacts) and three reforms (country ownership, results, and flexibility) on U.S. development policy. Schwanke writes, “These ideas and reforms take into account where the United States has the ability to have the most impact on the biggest problems and the biggest opportunities and build on the successes of the Obama administration” (10/24).