Voices on US foreign assistance under challenge, part 1: US leadership, fragile states, and ideas for reform

USAID package.

Leading voices from the global development community, including George Ingram, a senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development program, discuss the challenges facing U.S. foreign aid. These experts were all participants at the 14th annual Brookings Blum Roundtable. The experts address the role of U.S. leadership in an increasingly multipolar world, what Americans think of foreign assistance programs, ideas to reform the U.S. foreign aid architecture, and more.

This is part one of a two-part series of conversations on the U.S. development assistance under challenge.

Also in this episode, Andre Perry, a new Rubenstein Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program, stops by for our regular “Coffee Break” segment.

For the second episode in this series on U.S. foreign assistance under challenge, click here.

Show Notes:

US development assistance under challenge” (Brookings Blum Roundtable conference report)

US global development leadership in a changing world

State Department and USAID employee survey shows how to redesign US foreign aid

Tillerson’s “Listening Report” reinforces that State and USAID should be separate

On proposed budget cuts to foreign assistance programs

Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producer Brennan Hoban. Additional support comes from Chris McKenna, Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Rebecca Viser, and David Nassar.

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