Economic Development and Reconstruction

  • United Nations volunteers and Haitian citizens unload food supplies delivered by a U.S. helicopter in Haiti photo courtesy Flickr\USAID
  • Finding better ways for the United States and its local and international partners to build peaceful and functioning societies in weak and war-torn states.


  • Generating innovative approaches to development through a bipartisan policy agenda.

  • Providing policy recommendations to enhance disaster response and preparedness in the United States and throughout the international community.

  • Developing solutions to the global food and water challenges that affect economic growth, human development, health, and stability.

  • Leveraging the private sector to spread economic development and prosperity around the globe.

Studying Economic Development and Reconstruction