Posts by Jonathan
There’s consensus in our community on what’s working in global development and diplomacy, and on how we can use lessons from the past decade to make foreign assistance even better.
A new infographic from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce spells out why you should care about trade: because it supports American jobs.
Today, Hillary Clinton joined every other living former secretary of state in joining our advisory council. We’re pretty excited about this, so we searched the archives and found a few of her top quotes on why America’s leadership matters.
Thanks to your help last week, several amendments that would have cut funding for the International Affairs Budget were defeated with bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate.
It’s 6:00 p.m. on a Friday afternoon. If you’re like us, you’re brewing a fresh pot and settling in for a few more hours of C-SPAN. Government Relations Director Tod Preston is your guide for what’s happening on the Senate floor.
Most people think we spend around 25% of the budget on foreign aid. Here at the USGLC, we spend a lot of time reminding them that the International Affairs Budget is just 1% of the entire federal budget. Here’re the top ten pie charts we’ve used over the past ten years to make our case.
The House Small Business Committee isn’t well known on Capitol Hill for its exciting hearings, but that might be about to change. Yesterday, pickle ladies Jenny and Ashlee drove up from North Carolina with three kids and a case of pickles in tow to share the story of building a small business one jar at [...]
The Challenge Thousands of tons of medical supplies are destroyed or discarded every day in the United States. These supplies are often vaccines and medical equipment that, for regulatory reasons, can no longer be used here. But in the developing world, these supplies could save lives. The Solution With the help of the Clinton Global [...]
Every year since 2003, the Center for Global Development and The FP Group have reviewed the changing foreign policy landscape and recognized a person or organization making a unique contribution to the future of global development. This year, CGD and FP honor Senator Richard Lugar with the Commitment to Development “Ideas in Action” Award for [...]
The Challenge Some regions in the developing world are highly-prone to natural disasters like floods, drought, and earthquakes. Families in these regions often rely on humanitarian assistance as their primary means of income. Since 2002, about 50 percent of all humanitarian assistance went to just nine of these countries. The Solution USAID launched the Resilience [...]