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CGD senior fellow and director of programs Ruth Levine has urged the U.S. Congress to push for independent evaluation of development assistance. In testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Levine said that independent impact evaluation is crucial for ensuring that the billions of dollars spent on development actually helps poor people.
CGD president Nancy Birdsall testifies before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade about the implications of the recent G-20 meeting in London. She reiterates the need for the United States to support the IMF and push for its reform.
CGD visiting fellow Ruhu Ribadu testifies before the House Financial Services Committee about the effects of corruption on democracy, global markets, and the poor in developing countries. He suggests how the United States could help put an end to corrupt practices.
CGD president Nancy Birdsall testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade as Congress considers how best to support the spirit of the G-20 commitments and global economic recovery.