Yearly Archives: 2011

Business Leaders in Action: Robert A. Mosbacher, Jr.//

Categories: IGD Leadership Council , IGD Members

“It is essential to craft a new and dynamic approach to economic development that reflects the realities of a 21st century global economy and incorporates the participation of a wide variety of new players, particularly those from the private sector.” Robert A. Mosbacher, Jr. sees collaboration between business and the… Read More

Promoting Effective Development in a Constrained Budget Environment//

Categories: Member News

IGD has long been part of a bipartisan effort to reform U.S. foreign policies to maximize development impact. The U.S. development approach needs to be updated and sharpened to better measure impact, target resources to what works, leverage contributions of the private sector and strengthen poor countries so they can… Read More

Business Leaders in Action: Andrew Alli//

Categories: IGD Members , Infrastructure

Infrastructure growth is essential to unlocking Africa’s development potential. Financial institutions like the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) play a critical role in addressing this pressing need. AFC is a hybrid investment bank and development finance institution created in 2007 to help mobilize and channel capital to drive African development. With… Read More

Development Reforms: How’s the Administration Doing?//

Categories: Member News

A top priority for IGD this year is monitoring the implementation of the new global development policy announced by President Obama last September and reinforced by the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) findings released by Secretary Clinton in December. In January, USAID Administrator Raj Shah gave a major address… Read More

A New Vision for African Agriculture//

Categories: Agriculture

At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Administrator Shah announced USAID’s support for WEF’s New Vision for Agriculture initiative. IGD joins USAID in applauding the initiative as an opportunity to increase private sector investment in African agriculture. The New Vision for Agriculture is led by 17 global companies including… Read More

Business Leaders in Action: Sally Jewell//

Categories: IGD Leadership Council , IGD Members

“If poverty reduction is going to be sustainable, businesses need to be involved.” Sally Jewell, IGD Board Chair and CEO of Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), believes that corporations have an inherent responsibility to ensure social and environmental sustainability. At REI, Ms. Jewell has committed to ensuring sustainable production practices, stating… Read More