The Future of U.S. Development Assistance

    The next U.S. president is unlikely to spend political capital in a development community overhaul, says Francis Fukuyama, international development program director at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. However, he must work to make development a more attractive career choice and remake the U.S. Agency for International Development into more than a contracting shop.

    About the author

    • David Francis

      David is a Washington-based journalist and former Devex staffer who spearheaded Devex's "Obama's Foreign Aid Reform" blog. He has written for the Christian Science Monitor, Pittsburgh Post Gazette,, San Francisco Chronicle, Foreign Policy magazine, and the Washington Monthly. David holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and a graduate degree from Georgetown University.