The Future of U.S. development policy

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Opinion: The 'global gag rule' hits PEPFAR implementers, study shows

US congressman calls for foreign policy focused on prevention

The U.S. has fallen short on efforts to prevent conflict and help ensure stability, Rep. Mike McCaul, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Monday.


USAID business forecast: Q2 2019

In our updated tableau interactive, Devex looks into the U.S. Agency for International Development's business forecast data for the second quarter of 2019.


Mike Pompeo defends budget, policies in US House hearings

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on Capitol Hill Wednesday for a pair of hearings. Here's what he had to say, and what the hearings can tell you about foreign aid policy in the new U.S. Congress.


New US development finance institution edges toward launch

The U.S. government shutdown and Ray Washburne's departure from OPIC may have slowed things down, but the new U.S. Development Finance Corporation is moving forward. Here's what to know about the latest plans submitted to Congress.


US budget slashes global development funding, stresses burden sharing

For the third consecutive year, the Trump administration's budget proposes cuts to global development funding — as well as policy changes related to U.S. aid reorganization. Devex scoured the 150-page document so you don't have to.


US launches women's economic development initiative, questions remain

On Thursday, the White House launched the Women's Global Development and Prosperity initiative, a whole-of-government effort to further women's economic empowerment. Here's what you need to know.


New chief of House Foreign Affairs Committee outlines his top priorities

Rep. Eliot Engel asked for patience on Tuesday as he presented just a few of the many items the committee will be juggling — including foreign policy decision-making about Russia, North Korea, and China.


In Nigeria, Trump administration policies bite hard

The impact of two U.S. policies restricting aid for sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world is being felt hard in Nigeria, a country on the verge of a potentially crippling population boom.


USAID, US NGOs leave Gaza, West Bank over terrorism law

Unintended consequences of a 2018 U.S. anti-terrorism law mean that USAID and U.S. NGOs can no longer operate in Gaza and the West Bank, cutting off funds for programs already obligated.


US government misses foreign aid accountability deadline as shutdown continues

The Office of Management and Budget has yet to respond to a bipartisan congressional letter requesting information about Trump administration progress to the 2016 Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act, which seeks to improve foreign aid reporting and transparency.


What to watch in US Congress in 2019

New leadership. A new budget process. More oversight. New legislation? Here's a look at issues to watch in Congress in 2019 and how they may impact U.S. aid.


As the US government shuts down, here's what you need to know

Congress and President Donald Trump failed to reach a budget deal, forcing a partial government shutdown. Here's what it means for U.S. development programs.


Q&A: A career spent advocating for effective US foreign assistance

Rep. Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, sits down with Devex to reflect on his development and humanitarian legacy and talks about what's next.


USAID chief lays out a Trump development doctrine

"The American approach ... moves countries from being recipients, to partners, to fellow donors," Mark Green said at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition on Wednesday.


How policy wonks, politicos, and a conservative Republican remade US aid

The Better Utilization of Investment Leading to Development, or BUILD Act, has been praised as an example of bipartisan cooperation in a fractious political era. Here's how the new U.S. development finance institution came to be.


High-level support for PEPFAR, with budget cut proposals looming

As U.S. Congress reauthorized the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, Trump administration officials voiced support for PEPFAR and announced new funding commitments. That doesn't mean they won't try again to slash the initiative's budget next year.


Opinion: 4 essential steps for BUILD Act's development finance agency

Experts from the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network outline four steps the U.S. Congress and the White House can take to make the new U.S. International Development Finance Corporation deliver on its promise.


The next battle for US aid is about to begin

The U.S. development community is bracing for the arrival of a White House foreign assistance review that could signal a more concerted Trump administration effort to disrupt foreign assistance.


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