U.S. President Joe Biden has promised to oversee the country’s return to international engagement on global health, development, and humanitarian assistance. It will not come easy. With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging, climate change impacts bearing down, and the U.S. government’s own standing diminished by four years of retrenchment, Biden’s development agenda will face unprecedented demands and a need to rebuild internally.
As the White House assembles its development leadership team and reviews inherited policies, we’ll discuss:
- How the new administration might look to tackle crises on multiple fronts.
- How it might organize the global development community to carry out its agenda.
- How the government could approach global health leadership.
- How climate change might factor into development programs.
- What’s in store for aid funding and development finance.
Devex Senior Reporter Michael Igoe and Erin Collinson, director of policy outreach at the Center for Global Development, will take your questions and discuss how Biden’s administration might look to shape U.S. development policy in the midst of the pandemic. Share the questions live during the discussion or in advance by submitting them to the speakers at [email protected]