This event hosting by CSIS Americas program will feature a panel of ambassadors from the Latin American and Caribbean countries most affected by TPS, and the discussion will center on two major outstanding questions: first, what are the likely political, economic and human consequences in their home countries of actually deporting those individuals; and second, what are the implications for the United States of those likely developments in Central America and Haiti.
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- HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
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- MIDDLE EAST
- MULTILATERAL AFFAIRS
- REPORTS & PAPERS
- THE AMERICAS
- U.S. FOREIGN POLICY
- U.S. Military
- U.S. POLITICS
- U.S. SENATE
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On Wednesday, June 20, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings and Publish What You Fund will co-host the launch of the sixth Aid Transparency Index. The report, which assesses 45 of the world’s largest donors, is the only independent global measure of aid transparency. Following a presentation on the findings of the index, a panel of experts will discuss new areas of transparency for development finance, with a focus on the role of development finance institutions and humanitarian aid and how these actors can continue to expand their transparency.
The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and the Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center is hosting a conversation with Dr. Carlos Manuel Urzúa Macías on fiscal policy and economic development in Mexico. This event is the fourth in their 2018 election series featuring advisers to Mexico's top presidential candidates.
New Frontiers of Displacement and Fragility: How Can Flexible Financing Tackle 21st Century Challenges?
This event, hosted by the Center for Global Development, will explore the next frontiers in responding to forced displacement and fragility: emerging challenges, priorities, and solutions. This will include new mechanisms—such as the World Bank's concessional financing for countries hosting refugees and compacts that bring together development and humanitarian investments—that can reshape the international response to protracted refugee crises.
This panel discussion at the Stimson Center will explore whether and how best the UN’s new “Sustaining Peace” Agenda can help to reduce violence substantially in fragile and conflict-affected countries, while building more just, inclusive, and resilient societies. The session will include highlights and recommendations from the recent Doha Regional Dialogue on Sustaining Peace and D.C. Experts Dialogue on the Emerging UN Sustaining Peace Effort, as well as the findings and proposals advanced by the new World Bank-UN Pathways for Peace report.
From March 5-7, the World Bank is hosting the 2018 Fragility Forum under the theme Managing Risks for Peace and Stability. The forum will bring together policy makers and practitioners from humanitarian, development, peace and security communities to share practical solutions and explore innovative ways to improve development approaches to foster peace and stability.
World Bank Group President Dr. Jim Yong Kim will join CGD President Masood Ahmed to discuss the future of multilateralism, the Bank’s efforts to maximize resources for development, and the critical importance of investing in people to meet tomorrow’s challenges.
As a part of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ ongoing project on Civil Wars, Violence and International Responses, the second volume of a special issue of the journal Dædalus was released in January 2018 to explore trends in civil wars and solutions moving forward. Join USIP as experts discuss their findings and recommendations on how the United States can better respond to intrastate conflict and promote both development and stability to create lasting peace.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies will be joined by Dr. Kristalina Georgieva, CEO of the World Bank for a Smart Women, Smart Power conversation. The discussion will focus on developing human capital, financial inclusion and women's economic empowerment, and the importance of educating adolescent girls as a means of reducing global poverty.
The Wilson Center and CARE are hosting a discussion on the importance of measuring resilience across and beyond sectors and an exploration of the latest research, methods, and tools used to measure resilience capacity today.
Cross-Border Intergroup Conflicts in the Horn of Africa: A Case Study of Ethiopia-South Sudan Borderland People
This event will address the challenges to peacebuilding, the potential role of community and national governments, as well as international organizations, and the ways forward for increasing security and mitigating violence in the region. Additionally, the discussion will emphasize recommendations for concrete actions to more effectively address the underlying causes of conflict.
Innovating development strategies in Africa: The role of international, regional, and national actors
On Tuesday, October 31, the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative will host former President of Malawi H.E. Joyce Banda and World Bank Chief Economist for Africa Albert Zeufack for a discussion on a new book by Rubenstein Fellow Landry Signé, Innovating Development Strategies in Africa: The Role of International, Regional and National Actors.
In this seminar, hosted by the Center for Global Development, Alec Morton will present new research focusing on decision rules to guide how donors should allocate aid money given that resources are limited. Alec Morton is the Professor of Management Science, University of Strathclyde. He will be joined by Christoph Kurowski, Global Lead, Health Financing, World Bank Group.
On October 13, the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution will host a public event to hear from the leadership of these four institutions regarding how the RDBs have evolved and are repositioning themselves to meet new challenges related to sustainable development. Panelists will also discuss the constraints and challenges they face in supporting national governments and in delivering regional public goods.
Addressing the Challenges Facing the Global Humanitarian System: A Conversation with Mark Lowcock, the UN’s New Head of Humanitarian Coordination
The Center for Global Development (CGD) is hosting Mark Lowcock, less than two months into his new position as the Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs. As the UN system’s lead for global relief activities, he is charged with coordinating how humanitarian agencies respond and work together to address global emergencies. After delivering remarks, he will join CGD president Masood Ahmed to discuss successes, challenges, priorities, and reforms for the global humanitarian system in a time of urgent and growing need.
On September 18, 2017, Brookings will host an event to discuss new developments in how transparency, accountability, and participation initiatives can contribute to reducing corruption and achieving sustainable development. The morning will commence with a general, cross-sectoral perspective and then pivot to a particular case: that of the natural resource value chain.
This event, hosted by the Wilson Center's Africa Program, will assess the key factors affecting agricultural productivity in Africa with a focus on public expenditure management in this sector and the implications of agricultural productivity on food security. By identifying the barriers to more efficient public financing, this discussion seeks to share lessons learned, best practices, and opportunities to increase funding, ensure efficient resource allocation in the agricultural sector, and reduce food insecurity.
CSIS is hosting an event with U.S. policy makers, technical experts, and thought leaders to discuss how crises in the four famines contexts, such as conflict, fragility, and severe food insecurity, have unfolded and what needs to be considered in the response. Reception to follow.
The Trump administration has asked the executive branch to provide suggestions on reforming and reorganizing U.S. foreign assistance by September 2017. On May 30, 2017, CSIS announced the formation of a Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Reforming and Reorganizing U.S Foreign Assistance. Task Force members consist of former Bush administration and Obama administration officials, including senior Foreign Service officers of the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. State Department, former ambassadors, and former members of the National Security Council.
After meeting three times and going through several rounds of discussions, this task force has identified actionable recommendations that the Trump administration and the U.S. Congress can take to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of U.S. foreign assistance programs.
Senator Todd Young (R-IN) will provide opening remarks, a panel of select task force members will discuss the findings, and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will provide closing remarks.
The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) and the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings will co-host a panel discussion to explore ways in which the U.S. can increase the efficiency and effectiveness of its approach to global development.
The World Affairs Council in DC is hostingJade Wu, author of Flash Points: Lessons Learned and Not Learned in Malawi, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Ms. Wu has worked on multiple US foreign assistance projects abroad and will share her experience, observations on personnel, language, cross-cultural challenges and gender dynamics as well as their impact on policy intentions.
Valuing the Application of Earth Observations to Development: Lessons From the USAID and NASA SERVIR program
The SERVIR program (servirglobal.net) is a joint development initiative of USAID and NASA that builds developing countries’ capacity to apply satellite data to decision-making for food security, water resources management, disaster management, land use, ecosystem management, and weather and climate. USAID recently completed an in-depth performance evaluation that explored the use, impact and value of SERVIR’s tools, data and capacity-building efforts for its beneficiary communities.
At this event, Isaac Morrison of Management Systems International will present the results of the new evaluation. USAID experts will discuss how SERVIR is incorporating lessons from the evaluation to improve development impacts. Finally, an expert panel will provide reactions to the findings for the broader community.
CSIS is hosting a panel to discuss how the U.S. National Security Strategies have differed since September 11, 2001. How has the United States' approach to failed and fragile states, combating terrorism, and fighting the spread drugs changed over the course of the last four national security strategies?
The Atlantic Council is hosting a panel discussion on how communities around the world are building resilience through practices dedicated to mitigating the cost and maximizing the benefits of immigration. The event will feature the launch of a new report by Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience Nonresident Senior Fellow, Amy Pope, formerly the Deputy Homeland Security Adviser to the National Security Council.
In the symposium hosted by USIP, experts with diverse experience across the globe will discuss a range of approaches and innovations, from a mobile app that connects legal defenders with civil society leaders to the more intangible challenge of building the political will to apply the rule of law. Others will outline programs in Yemen and Libya, as well as trends in how donors and those providing assistance coordinate and cooperate in providing their aid.
Specialists on Afghanistan and stabilization efforts from USAID and USIP will join a public discussion of a Princeton University Study which offers Lessons from Afghanistan on shaping ‘Stabilization Aid’ amid warfare and provides lessons to improve U.S. policies and practices in calming conflicts abroad that threaten U.S. security and international stability.
The Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings is hosting a panel of experts for a discussion on how emerging and established powers in the Asia-Pacific are re-defining the role of development finance for the region.
Improving Governance to Reduce Violence: Afghanistan, Nigeria, Tunisia Show Implications for Aid Donors
The U.S. and other donors spend billions each year to improve governance in the name of development for war-torn or fragile countries. But good government is crucial for another reason: its capacity to reduce violence that undermines the very development the international community seeks. The U.S. Institute of Peace and the World Bank on June 8 are hosting a discussion of this vital element of the Bank’s “World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law.” Special sessions will focus on how the ideas apply in Afghanistan, Nigeria and Tunisia.
The Middle East Institute (MEI) and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Foreign Policy Institute (SAIS-FPI) are hosting Philippe Lazzarini, the United Nations deputy special coordinator in Lebanon. He will discuss opportunities and challenges for shifting the international response to Lebanon's Syrian refugee crisis beyond short-term humanitarian and stabilization efforts to a more sustainable economic growth strategy.