Video: Combating Global Poverty: Investing in the Governance and Growth Nexus

  • Dec 4, 2013
    Duration: 01:31:25
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    The CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development cordially invites you to:

    Combating Global Poverty: Investing in the Governance and Growth Nexus

    Panel Discussion:
    Monica Kladakis
    Senior Advisor for Governance, International Republican Institute

    Ambassador James Michel
    Senior Adviser, CSIS and Former Ambassador to Guatemala

    John Sullivan
    Executive Director, Center for International Private Enterprise

    Janamitra Devan
    Former Vice President of  Financial and Private Sector Development, World Bank and International Finance Corporation

    Moderated by:
    Daniel F. Runde
    Director, Project on Prosperity and Development and William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, CSIS

     
    This is a video of the launch of a new paper by CSIS' Project on Prosperity and Development entiteld Combating Global Poverty: Investing in the Governance and Growth Nexus.  The event will feature a panel discussion on the ways by which the United States can better integrate governance and growth programs into the foreign assistance agenda.  In the last 20 years, countries across development spectrum have democratized, improved their governance, and experienced significant economic growth. However, challenges surrounding government capacity and effectiveness, rule of law, and regulatory policies related to investment climate continue to hinder the broad-based economic growth needed to combat global poverty. U.S. foreign assistance remains overwhelmingly focused on the delivery of goods such as public health. However, growing budgetary constraints and evidence that better governance leads to positive development outcomes suggest that the United States must refocus its foreign assistance towards lasting institutional reforms.