Aspen Institute

For A Project To Examine The Effectiveness Of U.S. Foreign Assistance In Insecure Countries

A grant to the Aspen Institute will assist the Aspen Strategy Group in furthering an important conversation on aid reform. As global development issues now often intersect with security challenges in the 21st century, the Aspen Strategy Group recognizes the need to elevate development and foreign assistance within the overall debate on national security. The Aspen Strategy Group has contributed to this conversation by organizing a session at its annual summer workshop exploring the effectiveness of America’s development assistance and financial aid to Pakistan. In addition, the Aspen Strategy Group commissioned a paper delving into the myriad of challenges that development organizations and the US government face in Pakistan. The paper on Pakistan will become a chapter of a larger policy book with specific recommendations for the US government. Ultimately, by including a discussion on aid to Pakistan and the need to balance development and security, the goal is to widen the discussion and deepen the link between the development, defense and diplomatic communities. (Aspen Institute (Washington, DC) - Project; New; $25,000 over 1 year; 6% of project budget)
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