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On Wednesday, March 28, 2007, Nancy Birdsall testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Dr. Birdsall, who leads CGD's initiative on Globalization and Inequality, took this opportunity to explain how the U.S. can improve efforts to attack poverty and inequality in Latin America.
On Tuesday, June 12, 2007, Steve Radelet testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Development, Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, and International Environmental Protection on "Foreign Aid Reform: Successes, Failures, and Next Steps."