State Department

Support More Work Like This.

Your contribution makes it possible for the Center’s researchers to devise practical, evidence-based solutions for today’s most pressing development challenges.

The State Department plays a critical role in US government efforts to promote development and address humanitarian crises around the world, including managing US contributions to international organizations, overseeing the US commitment to fight global HIV/AIDS through PEPFAR, advancing global women’s issues, establishing the US strategy for engagement—and coordination with development actors—in fragile states, and facilitating aid to refugees. CGD analyzes State’s policies and practices across these and other development-related activities, offering evidence-based proposals to make this central actor of US foreign assistance as effective as it can be.