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Associate Director, Research, Pew Research Center
President, International Republican Institute
Associate Vice President of Public Policy & Advocacy, Save the Children
Yaw Ansu (via video)
Chief Economist, African Center for Economic Transformation
Director of Rethinking US Development Policy, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
Recent research suggests a stark mismatch between ordinary Africans’ most pressing development priorities and the agendas of US foreign aid agencies. To address this, US aid agencies have taken further steps to promote country-led approaches and foster direct engagement with and garner feedback from intended beneficiaries. Moreover, the world is pressing ahead with a new development agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals.
So, what do people in Sub-Saharan Africa think about these changes? A new Pew Research Center survey conducted in 9 African countries evaluates citizens’ most important development priorities as well as their perceptions of foreign aid agencies. The countries are: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.
The Pew Research Center will present key findings from the survey. This will be followed by a panel discussion on the major policy implications for the development community.