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CGD in the News
United States: From Multilateral Champion to Handicapped Donor...and Back Again? (The Guardian)
October 25, 2013
CGD President Nancy Birsdall and Senior Policy Analyst Alexis Sowa write a summar of their policy paper on U.S. multilateralism.
The Calm after the Storm: Why the United States Should Recommit to the Enhanced Partnership with Pakistan Act
September 16, 2013
Aid to Pakistan by the Numbers
September 09, 2013
Tomorrow (September 10th), my colleague Nancy Birdsall and I will attend an event about “Pakistan Elections and Regional Stability: How Foreign Assistance Can Help”. There are two keynote speakers and Nancy will be speaking on the panel, which should generate a great disc...
The United States: From Multilateral Champion to Handicapped Donor…and Back Again?
August 12, 2013
In this paper we argue that the United States cannot afford not to revisit and reemphasize cooperation with other countries, or multilateralism, in its approach to development. That is true for aid itself because the United States is politically and bureaucratically handicapped compared to other don...
US Development Assistance to Pakistan: 2014 and Beyond
August 02, 2013
In this note, CGD senior policy analyst Alexis Sowa outlines three recommendations for US development assistance to Pakistan: name the leader of US development efforts, clarify the mission, and finance what is already working.
Aid to Egypt by the Numbers
July 19, 2013
Since the overthrow of Egypt’s democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi earlier this month, US government officials have made painstaking efforts to avoid calling the ouster a military coup d’état. Why the semantic sensitivity? Because according to the FY2012 Co...
Global Markets, Global Citizens, and Global Governance in the 21st Century - Working Paper 329
June 24, 2013
Global governance is no substitute for a country’s own well-managed policies of politics and economics, but the interconnected nature of our world demands that our leaders recognize the necessity for global coordination to keep pace with the for a more farsighted global order.
Pakistan’s Elections: A Victory for Development? (And What the US Should Do Next)
May 13, 2013