The opening decade of this century saw European and American development policies pursuing parallel paths, with little attempt on either side to coordinate actions. But spurred by growing global challenges, including climate change and food security, and the necessity to do more with less in a time of tight budgets and shrinking resources, the U.S.-EU Lisbon Summit last year tasked the EU-U.S. Dialogue on Development to ensure that the world’s two largest aid donors intensify cooperation.
What can we hope to achieve with this reinvigorated transatlantic partnership on development assistance, and what sort of benchmarks could measure results?
Introductory remarks by: Donald K. Steinberg, USAID Deputy Administrator
Donald K. Steinberg previously served as Deputy President for Policy at the International Crisis Group. During three decades with the US diplomatic service, he served amongst others as Ambassador to Angola, Director of the State Department's Joint Policy Council, Special Representative of the President for Humanitarian Demining, Special Haiti Coordinator, Deputy White House Press Secretary and NSC Senior Director for Africa.