The sixth installment in MFAN’s QDDR blog series comes from MFAN Principal Jennifer Potter, president & CEO of the Initiative for Global Development. To see other posts in the series, click on the following names – George Ingram, Noam Unger, David Beckmann, Ritu Sharma & Nora O’Connell, Ray Offenheiser.
By Jennifer Potter
Most U.S. companies, regardless of their size, view themselves as players in a global system. Whether they are selling products and services in the international marketplace or sourcing their inputs from overseas, companies today are far more engaged globally now than ever before. U.S. business has a core interest in the economic health of the rest of the world. Increasingly, this includes the economic development of people in poor countries, and one of the best ways to boost growth and expand opportunity around the world is to improve the impact of U.S. foreign assistance.