GMF’s Jim Kolbe Testifies in Front of Senate Foreign Relations Committee on International Development and Private Sector Engagement
Jim Kolbe, Senior Transatlantic Fellow at GMF, spoke on a panel in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the role of the private sector in international development. Kolbe’s testimony outlined the significant opportunities for the U.S. government and the private sector to work together more closely to achieve global development that advances U.S. economic, diplomatic, political, and security interests as well as our core values, ensuring that every individual has a fair chance to achieve his or her potential and shape the world around them. In a time of limited budgets, effective coordination between the U.S. government and the private sector to achieve mutually beneficial goals is more vital than ever. The power of U.S. foreign assistance and inclusive private investment are major opportunities for economic growth, job creation, and poverty reduction.
For a transcript of the full testimony, please click here.