Daniel F. Runde is director of the Project on Prosperity and Development and holds the William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis at CSIS. His work centers on leveraging American soft power instruments and the central roles of the private sector and good governance in creating a more free and prosperous world. Previously, he led the Foundations Unit for the Department of Partnerships & Advisory Service Operations at the International Finance Corporation. His work facilitated and supported over $20 million in new funding through partnerships with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Kauffman Foundation, and Visa International, among other global private and corporate foundations.
Maintaining the United States Agency for International Development's independence, developing a strategy, addressing duplication and modernizing personnel and procurement systems are among Center for Strategic and International Studies expert Dan Runde’s recommendations for development assistance reform.
Post-2015 discussions should focus not on foreign aid but on how to enable developing countries to improve tax collection and spend revenues wisely, allowing them to pay for their own development. A joint op-ed from CSIS' Dan Runde and Conor Savoy.
The recent election of Li Yong to head the U.N. Industrial Development Organization reflects China’s increasing commitment to private sector-led development. CSIS’s Dan Runde and Maggie Nelsen ask if the rest of the development community are ready to catch up with China’s lead.
This week’s SID World Congress provides an opportunity for the global development community to take stock at a time of incredible progress and challenges ahead, writes Dan Runde in a guest opinion for Devex.