Daniel Runde, Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

“The world is changing in all kinds of positive ways. We, the United States, want to participate in the shared opportunity that is development,” remarked Daniel Runde, Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) at this week’s Leaders in Development Seminar. Mr. Runde, who in 2010 was named one of “40 under 40 in International Development in Washington” by the Devex Group, discussed the dramatic shift in how developed countries have engaged with developing countries over the last 50 years. By considering the role of official development assistance and private enterprise, we can identify opportunities to make a difference. Globalization can be a positive force for development because of its ability to connect economies to global supply chains. By resetting social contracts, considering the role of taxes and governments who are willing to make the changes needed, and using trade as a platform for development, we can connect people to the positive side of globalization.

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