Voices on US foreign assistance under challenge, part 2: Measuring effectiveness, private sector financing, and foreign aid success stories

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In the second part of a two-part series on challenges facing U.S. foreign assistance, experts from the global development community discuss the importance of the private sector in aid financing, measuring aid effectiveness, foreign assistance success stories, and more. These experts, including Brookings Senior Fellow Homi Kharas, were some of the members of the 14th annual Brookings-Blum Roundtable.

Also in this episode, Molly Reynolds, a fellow in the Governance Studies program, analyzes Senator Bob Corker’s (R-Tenn.) critique of President Trump and the relationship between congressional Republicans and the White House in our regular “What’s Happening in Congress” segment.

For the first 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)

Future Development Reads: Populism, public-private partnerships, and aid effectiveness

Back to the future: 5 lenses on the future of global development


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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