The Project on Prosperity and Development (PPD) highlights the central role of the private sector and private actors in development.
Highlighting the central role of the private sector and private actors in development.
An Introduction to PPD
The Project on Prosperity and Development (PPD), studies the central role of the private sector, private actors, and emerging actors in development with the U.S. Government.
Trade and free enterprise are the engines of prosperity and development. Governments play an essential role in providing public good provisions that underpin freedom and prosperity. The majority of products and services, however, will be and are delivered by an increasing number of non-state actors.
PPD serves as a platform to leverage the expertise at CSIS and its broader network. It develops approaches, solutions and strategies that merge traditional development theory and practice with the non-traditional approaches of private actors, and will influence the development debate and donor resource allocation through dialogue, working groups, analysis, and policy support. The project engages U.S. civil and military officials, the private sector, civil society, philanthropic actors, academics, faith-based groups, diasporas, research institutions, multilateral organizations, and media. Supporting the “3Ds” of Defense, Diplomacy, and Development, PPD works to improve development outcomes.
In addition to influencing private actors, PPD shapes the debate on both sides of the aisle and offer Congress and the Executive Branch actionable steps. PPD provides recommendations to ensure that the United States possesses the tools necessary to remain the preeminent player in global development in the 21st century and, by extension, is better positioned to achieve its foreign policy and national security goals.
Areas of Initial Focus
PPD seeks to influence private actors in the International Community and shape Executive and legislative policy on development. PPD currently works on three priority areas: