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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. The Project on U.S. Leadership in Development builds on CSIS’ ongoing work in trade, governance, and economic development in areas of conflict and post-conflict. The Global Food Security Project provides guidance to policy makers to ensure that U.S. foreign assistance and agricultural development programs are sustainable, efficient, and effective. The Humanitarian Agenda identifies and analyzes trends in the evolving humanitarian environment to improve delivery of aid and access to civilians in conflict zones. CSIS seeks to renew the discourse around international development in Washington and develop a fresh, actionable set of policy recommendations that address current challenges.

Find the latest research from our scholars and CSIS events on this topic below.

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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. The Project on U.S. Leadership in Development builds on CSIS’ ongoing work in trade, governance, and economic development in areas of conflict and post-conflict. The Global Food Security Project provides guidance to policy makers to ensure that U.S. foreign assistance and agricultural development programs are sustainable, efficient, and effective. The Humanitarian Agenda identifies and analyzes trends in the evolving humanitarian environment to improve delivery of aid and access to civilians in conflict zones. CSIS seeks to renew the discourse around international development in Washington and develop a fresh, actionable set of policy recommendations that address current challenges.

Find the latest research from our scholars and CSIS events on this topic below.

    Reframing the U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Relationship: A Conversation with Foreign Minister Qureshi

    Reframing the U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Relationship: A Conversation with Foreign Minister Qureshi

    For the last 20 years, the relationship between Pakistan and the United States has been refracted through the prism of Afghanistan.

    Pakistan and the U.S. have a shared interest in working toward peace in Afghanistan. Pakistan and the U.S. have an opportunity to reframe the bilateral relationship. Prime Minister Imran Khan's meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House last July is seen as a turning point for the two countries after a difficult period.

    There is a good case for a broader Pakistan-U.S. partnership: Pakistan is the fifth most populous country in the world, located in a central geographic part of the world, has the largest percentage of young people globally, and is the native land of over one million affluent and politically engaged Pakistani Americans. There is tremendous investment opportunity for U.S. companies in Pakistan’s enormous energy, agriculture, and tourism sectors.

    Please join us for a conversation with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi of Pakistan as he lays out his vision for the Pakistan-U.S. relationship.

    This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Re-calibrating the BRI: A Conversation with Wang Huiyao

    Re-calibrating the BRI: A Conversation with Wang Huiyao

    This episode explores the evolution of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the developments that have occurred since it was first introduced in 2013 as One Belt One Road. Our guest, Dr. Wang Huiyao, discusses China’s efforts to generate greater buy-in from the international community and to transform the project into a shared objective for sustainable development. He also addresses the concerns of ‘debt-trap diplomacy’ and China’s push for greater transparency and institutional collaboration.

    Dr. Wang Huiyao is the Founder and President of the Center for China and Globalization (CCG); Vice Chairman of the China Association for International Economic Cooperation (CAIEC) under the Ministry of Commerce; and Counselor for the State Council of the People’s Republic of China (appointed by Premier Li Keqiang in 2015). He is also the Vice Chairman of China Western (Overseas) Returned Scholars Association; and the Vice Chairman of the China Talent Society under the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.

    • 24 min
    Second Annual Ocean Security Forum

    Second Annual Ocean Security Forum

    The Stephenson Ocean Security Project invites you to the second annual CSIS Ocean Security Forum on January 7, 2020. The annual forum highlights how marine resources disputes, exacerbated by climate change and ecosystem collapse, drive instability in key regions of the globe. This year’s event will feature keynotes from U.S. Coast Guard leadership and key members of Congress and will highlight opportunities to improve security and human rights in the global fishing industry. Speakers will explore two themes:

    Opportunities to address human rights violations in the seafood supply chain through U.S. policy, emerging technologies, and corporate accountability.
    Implications of Chinese Belt and Road Initiative port investments on ocean sustainability and on the security and sovereignty of developing coastal states.

    Please follow us on Twitter @CSISOceans


     





    Phil Stephenson, Founder, The Philip Stephenson Foundation
    Dr. Whit Saumweber, Director, Stephenson Ocean Security Project, CSIS
    Dr. Dyhia Belhabib, Principal Investigator, Fisheries, Ecotrust Canada
    Jonathan Hillman, Senior Fellow, Simon Chair in Political Economy, and Director, Reconnecting Asia Project, CSIS
    Philip Chou, Senior Advisor, Oceana
    Ernesto Fernandez Monge, Officer, Reducing Harmful Fisheries Subsidies, Pew Charitable Trusts
    Moderator: Tabitha Mallory, Affiliate Professor, University of Washington, and CEO, China Ocean Institute
    Roberta Elias, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, World Wildlife Fund
    Bradley Soule, Chief Fisheries Analyst, OceanMind
    Jenny Barker, Chief of Party, Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability, FishWise
    Amol Mehra, Managing Director, The Freedom Fund
    Moderator: Dr. Whit Saumweber, Director, Stephenson Ocean Security Project, CSIS
    Vice Admiral Daniel B. Abel, Deputy Commandant for Operations, U.S. Coast Guard
    Dr. Whit Saumweber, Director, Stephenson Ocean Security Project, CSIS
    This event is made possible with the generous support of the Philip Stephenson Foundation.

    • 2 hrs 58 min
    The Curious Case of Fruits and Vegetables to Improve Nutrition

    The Curious Case of Fruits and Vegetables to Improve Nutrition

    Malnutrition has the potential to bankrupt countries and prevent children from reaching their full potential. Unlike other food groups, fruits and vegetables provide beneficial outcomes across all malnutrition forms. Yet, despite the nutritional punch of fruits and vegetables, current global consumption is far below the minimum daily requirements of five portions.


    Join the Global Food Security Project for the release of Seeds of Change: The Power of Fruits and Vegetables to Improve Nutrition in Tanzania, a new report focusing on how the United States and other donors are trying to boost fruit and vegetable consumption in Tanzania to improve nutrition through multisectoral and public–private approaches.


    The event will feature a keynote lecture by the former Tanzanian Prime Minister, the Honorable Mizengo Pinda, which will be followed by an armchair conversation. The subsequent panel discussion will explore the unique challenges to fruit and vegetable consumption and current efforts to change dietary behavior.

    This event is made possible by the generous support of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Journey to Self-Reform: Assessing the USAID Transformation Agenda

    Journey to Self-Reform: Assessing the USAID Transformation Agenda

    In recent years, USAID has undertaken several significant reforms to support developing countries on their 'journey to self-reliance.' The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published an assessment of these reforms. The GAO established that USAID has generally addressed most key practice areas, but more work can be done. The report encourages a renewed focus on outcome-oriented performance measurements and highlights key workforce planning issues needed to support broader reform efforts.

    This event is made possible through general support to CSIS. 

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Leveraging Change in UN Organizations

    Leveraging Change in UN Organizations

    In this episode, Dan is joined by Catherine Bertini, former executive director of the World Food Programme, as they discuss Catherine’s recent report for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs entitled, “Leading Change in UN Organizations.” The conversation is focused broadly on what it means to lead a UN organization. They discuss Catherine’s recommendations for reforms within the UN system, specifically targeted to incoming heads of UN agencies to maximize success in the first one hundred days in their roles. Additionally, they discuss Catherine’s distinguished career and her important work on improving gender parity within UN agencies.

    • 18 min

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