Global Development Monitor

A Changing World


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The face of global development is changing rapidly, and the CSIS Global Development Monitor seeks to address the complex issues highlighted by the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals. Over a dozen CSIS experts and affiliates examine the role and purpose of official development assistance against a backdrop of global trends, including rising incomes, rapid urbanization, uneven economic growth, and widespread unemployment. In particular, the essays explore ways in which official donors and key partners, such as the private sector, civil society, and multilateral institutions, can improve livelihoods, strengthen governance, and facilitate access to key resources, including food, energy, and infrastructure.

Photo credit:
Conor M. Savoy
Senior Fellow, Project on Prosperity and Development
J. Alexander Thier
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Project on Prosperity and Development