I'm delighted to introduce three CGD visiting fellows--Kate Almquist, Clay Lowery and Franck Wiebe--who will be contributing to the Rethinking US Foreign Assistance program and blog.
Kate Almquist joins CGD as our first visiting policy fellow. She’s well known as a former USAID assistant administrator for Africa and longtime Sudan expert. At CGD, she’ll focus on defense and development, US assistance to South Sudan and Sudan, and USAID strategies and initiatives. (Read her full bio here.)
Clay Lowery, former assistant secretary for international affairs at the US Treasury and one of the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s first hires, will bring to CGD his insights on the US role in the international financial institutions, potential ideas around better utilizing IFC capital for IDA countries, bilateral investment treaties and how US development agencies might better leverage the private sector. (Read his full bio here.)
Franck Wiebe, currently professor and faculty director of the new Master of International Development Policy program at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, spent the last six years as the Millennium Challenge Corporation's chief economist. At CGD, he’ll be thinking through the US government's approach to food security and impact evaluations. (Read his full bio here.)
I hope you'll join me in welcoming these three to CGD and the Rethink program.