Cutting Foreign Aid: What Will It Mean for the US? — CGD Podcast

March 15, 2017

Big cuts are likely coming to the State Department and USAID. So how can the US make the best use of fewer foreign assistance dollars in future? 

That was the subject of a heated debate at CGD earlier this week. CGD’s Scott Morris, the director of our US Development Policy Initiative, joined leading thinkers from across the political spectrum—Danielle Pletka from the American Enterprise Institute, Jim Roberts from the Heritage Foundation, and John Norris from the Center for American Progress—to discuss the best way to move forward with limited resources.

Today's podcast highlights some of the key points made at that event. You can also watch the full event online, and be sure to keep an eye out for further analysis and policy proposals from CGD experts on how to get the best use from US assistance dollars.


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