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Development Education in US Universities: What's New and What's Missing
October 22, 2012
Interest in international development education has increased dramatically over the past decade, sparking a wave of new undergraduate courses and concentrations and dozens of new graduate degree programs. Are these new courses and programs meeting the needs of the next generation of development expe...
USAID in the 21st Century: What Do We Need for the Tasks at Hand?
December 22, 2009
CGD visiting fellow Carol Lancaster testifies in frot of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Development on April 1, 2009.
Congressional Hearing: USAID in the 21st Century
March 30, 2009
USAID IN THE 21ST CENTURY HEARING before the COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS UNITED STATES SENATE ONE HUNDRED ELEVENTH CONGRESS FIRST SESSION Wednesday, April 1, 2009 Time: 9:30 A.M. Place: 419 Dirksen Senate Building
If It Doesn’t Get Counted, Does It Count? New Measures of Aid Quality for Microfinance, Humanitarian Aid, and Everything Else
December 03, 2008
The last decade has seen a growing number of efforts to measure the quality of foreign aid, including part of CGD's own Commitment to Development Index (CDI). This event will showcase three new projects of this kind—projects that dramatize how the quality of aid matters as well the quantity, that po...
Guatemala . . . Teetering on the Brink?
September 09, 2008
Visiting fellow Carol Lancaster reflects on how Guatemala has changed since her first visit four decades ago. A larger middle class and formal sector, more NGOs, and more women in professional life: these are among the positive changes. Yet the country is poised to either realize its great potential...
New from CGD
New Day, New Way Proposal Launched on Capitol Hill
June 10, 2008
Congressman Howard Berman (D-CA), Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE), and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) spoke at the launch Tuesday on Capitol Hill of a new proposal calling for what amounts to a complete makeover of U.S. foreign assistance. New Day, New Way: U.S. Foreign Assistance for the 21st Century...
New Day, New Way: U.S. Foreign Assistance for the 21st Century
June 03, 2008
U.S. engagement with the world has been affected by new foreign policy, national security, and economic challenges. These global challenges have stretched the bounds of both civilian and military involvement in development. The current system of foreign assistance has proven to be inflexible and o...
Book Launch: George Bush's Foreign Aid: Transformation or Chaos?
May 19, 2008
WASHINGTON,D.C.(May 20,2008)- The administration of George W. Bush has ramped up foreign aid spending to unprecedented levels and has implemented a number of important foreign aid initiatives but each of these advances has brought with it a set of policy challenges for the future and has added to th...
George Bush's Foreign Aid: Transformation or Chaos?
May 16, 2008
Visiting fellow Carol Lancaster analyzes the dramatic changes in U.S. foreign aid during the Bush administration, including the increased use of aid to address failed states and to fight the global war on terror, the establishment of an entirely new aid agency—the Millennium Challenge Corporation (M...