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Partnership for Growth: A New Model for USG Engagement on Development?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Introductory Remarks by
Nancy Birdsall
Center for Global Development

Presenting Partnership for Growth
Gayle Smith
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director
National Security Council

USG Representatives
Jose W. Fernandez
Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs
U.S. Department of State

Eric Postel
Assistant Administrator for Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade
U.S. Agency for International Development

Franck Wiebe
Chief Economist
Millennium Challenge Corporation

Partner Country Representatives
H.E. Francisco Altschul
Ambassador of the Republic of El Salvador to the United States of America

H.E. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr.
Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the United States of America

H.E. Mwanaidi S. Maajar
Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United States of America

H.E. Daniel Ohene Agyekum
Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana to the United States of America

Moderated by
Todd Moss
Vice President for Programs and Senior Fellow
Center for Global Development

Partnership for Growth (PFG) is a new model for the United States to engage with a select group of countries to accelerate and sustain broad-based economic growth. It involves rigorous joint analysis of constraints to growth, the development of joint action plans to address these constraints, and high-level mutual accountability for implementation. One of PFG’s objectives is to engage not just aid but also a range of available tools to unlock new investment. CGD is pleased to host Gayle Smith to present on PFG. Todd Moss will then moderate a conversation with representatives from the U.S. agencies involved in the partnership as well as representatives from the first set of PFG countries, El Salvador, Ghana, Philippines, and Tanzania.

Related Experts

Photo of Nancy Birdsall
Senior Fellow, President Emeritus
Photo of Todd Moss
Non-Resident Fellow

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
2:00pm to 2:30pm