Innovation for Global Development

Yesterday morning the White House hosted an open forum on innovation in global development. The discussion panel included Raj Shah (Administrator of USAID), Gayle Smith (Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director of the National Security Council), and Tom Kalil (Deputy Director for Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy & Senior Advisor for Science, Technology, and Innovation, National Economic Council). Questions were taken from the public via Twitter with the hashtag #WHChat and through Facebook. FHI 360 submitted four questions through Twitter, and three of them were answered by the panel (though we were not directly mentioned): 1. In which areas of development is innovation most urgently needed? The panel answered that innovation is urgently need in all sectors, but stressed […]

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Webcast & Conversation: The Power of 1%

On October 3rd, experts will come together to discuss how 1% of the US federal budget builds stronger economies, saves lives, and protects our borders. Tune in to watch the event live while you add to the discussion on twitter using the hashtag #WhyForeignAid. This lively discussion will look at the incredible return on investment of U.S. development efforts in global health and how they contribute to building new markets for more products, preventing the proliferation of disease across borders and ensuring better health for some of the world’s most vulnerable people. View the list of speakers here USAID Fact Sheet: The Power of 1% and Global Health: Saving Lives, Improving Economic Opportunity, Promoting Security Press Release: The Power of 1%: What Americans Get for […]

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