Global Development Monitor 2017

A Report of the CSIS Project on U.S. Leadership in Development



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 forced migration, human rights, global health, urban planning, and the rise of competing multilateral development banks. 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.

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Conor M. Savoy
Senior Fellow, Project on Prosperity and Development

Charles Rice

Former Research Associate, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development