In 2009, U.S. Senators Cantwell and Murray reached out to Global Washington seeking input on ways to strengthen U.S. foreign assistance and examples of successful development partnerships within Washington State. The Senators looked to Global Washington, a regional convening organization, to offer a fresh perspective on global development issues. The paper, “Global Development through Aid, Partnerships, Trade and Education: Recommendations from Global Washington” is the result of the collaboration of more than 45 Washington State experts representing the non-profit, business, government, and academic sectors that proposes specific policy recommendations on four topics: aid; trade and development; public-private partnerships; and global education.
On Tuesday, July 6th, Global Washington unveiled its policy paper at an event hosted by Seattle University. Over 400 people attended to hear featured speaker Senator Maria Cantwell, USAID Chief Innovation Officer Maura O’Neill, and the Global Washington member panelists speak on aid, trade, public-private partnerships, and education. It was an exciting day for the global development sector in Washington State.
Read more about this event in their recap here: http://globalwa.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/policy-report-followup.pdf
Read the full report here.