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CGD Blog Post Discusses President Trump’s Budget Proposal, Approach To Foreign Assistance

Center for Global Development Blog: There is an Emerging Trump Philosophy for Foreign Assistance Scott Morris, senior fellow and director of the U.S. Development Policy Initiative at CGD, discusses insights gleaned from President Trump’s FY 2018 budget request on foreign assistance priorities. Morris writes, “Emerging from the president’s budget proposal…

5 Core Principles Should Guide U.S. Foreign Assistance

The Hill: Five key principles for U.S. foreign assistance success Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children, and David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, both former co-chairs of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) “…[T]he president’s budget will have an enormous impact on our nation’s standing…

Private Sector Has Ability To Maintain, Increase Progress Against Global Poverty

The Guardian: Foreign aid is being cut, but business will keep fighting poverty William Warshauer, president and CEO of TechnoServe “…The new U.S. administration has proposed cutting the foreign aid budget … and eliminating certain programs. … But it’s worth remembering that there is another force out there that I…

Trump Administration’s FY18 Health Budget Proposal Posted Online Shows Cuts To Health Agencies Similar To ‘Skinny Budget’ Released In March

BuzzFeed News: Trump Budget Plan Calls For Cuts To Medicaid And Public Health Agencies “The Trump administration’s health budget, mistakenly put online Monday afternoon, calls for hundreds of billions of dollars in new cuts to Medicaid and [cuts] for many health science agencies…” (McLeod, 5/22). STAT: Trump budget proposes massive…

Trump Administration’s Expansion Of Mexico City Policy ‘Will Hamper’ Health Care Delivery In Developing World

Los Angeles Times: Trump’s new global gag rule will devastate health care in poor countries Editorial Board “…[T]he new Trump administration incarnation of the [Mexico City policy] is far more expansive [than previous iterations]. Instead of applying specifically to [foreign NGOs’] family planning programs, … [h]ealth care providers overseas working…

Science-Based Approach Can Improve Efficiency, Effectiveness Of Public, Private Development Financing

Project Syndicate: Science and International Development Policy Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of New America and professor emerita of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, and Kate Himes, foreign policy interrupted fellow and adjunct faculty at the Evergreen State College “…A team of scientists and engineers, rather than diplomats…

HHS Secretary Price In Liberia To Promote Global Health Security

Newsweek: Ebola: Three Reasons Why Trump’s Health Secretary Is In Liberia “…Dr. Tom Price, the secretary of Health and Human Services appointed by Trump in February, [visited Liberia last week]. While Liberia, a country of 4.5 million people with a GDP of just $2 billion, may not carry much international…

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