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Panel #1 – Getting Back on Track: A Focused Aid Strategy
Featuring Nancy Birdsall
Center for Global Development
Director of the South Asia Center
Atlantic Council of the United States
Michael Phelan Senior Professional Staff Member
Senate Foreign Relations Committee
South Asia Adviser
United States Institute of Peace
Moderated by David Sanger Chief Washington Correspondent
New York Times
Panel #2 – The Economic Outlook: Going Beyond Aid to Spur Growth
Featuring Masood Ahmed
Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department
International Monetary Fund
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Pakistan Business Council
Moderated by David Rothkopf
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Closing Remarks by Husain Haqqani
Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States
Fallout from the killing of Osama bin Laden in a Pakistani garrison town has prompted an anxious reassessment of all facets of the complex, troubled alliance between the United States and Pakistan. A new report from CGD’s Study Group on U.S. Development Strategy in Pakistan shines light on a crucial and too-often neglected aspect of the relationship: the aid, trade and investment policies that constitute America’s effort to support Pakistan’s development.
The group’s message is alarming, but with a note of optimism. Two years into a new approach to engagement with Pakistan, the authors write, the U.S. development program still lacks coherent priorities, tools to manage and adjust them as conditions require, and a system to measure and report progress. Yet there are signs that the program has laid the foundation to do better—and there is a window of opportunity now to refocus and strengthen the program.
The report authors will present the key findings and recommendations and invite comments and questions from a distinguished expert panel and members of the audience.