August 23, 2017

A conservative perspective on the U.S. international leadership, foreign assistance and the SDGs

Written by Patrick Fine, Chief Executive Officer, FHI 360

This article originally appeared on Degrees. Reposted with permission.

Man describing SDG graphic
Photo Credit: Xizi Luo (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

In many parts of the world, countries are aligning their national development plans around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In other nations, the global goals don’t have the same moral authority.

In this podcast, I speak to Dan Runde, a prominent conservative voice in the development community. Dan is the director of the project on prosperity and development at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Dan shares his views on how the SDGs are perceived in the United States and on shifting U.S. foreign aid priorities. Listen to what Dan has to say about changing development priorities and what sectors will likely still receive attention and funding.

This conversation is part of a series of candid discussions I’m having with cutting-edge thinkers in international development. You can hear it on SoundCloud or iTunes. Please join the conversation by leaving a comment or sharing the link on social media.

Read the transcript.