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Bipartisan Task Force on Reforming and Reorganizing U.S. Foreign Assistance Report Launch

July 24, 2017 • 2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT

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.

Please join us for the launch of this important and timely report.

Event Partners

Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development
Former Counselor to USAID, and Former Coordinating Director for Economic Affairs and Development, U.S. Embassy Afghanistan
Former Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning, USAID, and President and COO, International Youth Foundation
Former Senior Adviser, House Committee on Foreign Affairs and Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and Former Director, National Security Council

Moderator: Conor Savoy

Senior Associate for the Project on Prosperity and Development
Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Senator Todd Young

Senator Todd Young