Frontiers in Development

Last week USAID convened world leaders, government officials, corporate executives and international development experts to address the important issues facing the future of foreign assistance and international development


  1. USAID's Frontiers in Development conference was designed to encourage forward-looking, provocative discussion and debate and to strengthen the analysis, design, and implementation of development programs.  
  2. The full publication created for the event is available at Frontiers in Development. 
  3. USAID staff whose essays were selected for the Frontiers in Development Publication tell us what they believe "Development is.."
  4. Our first panel of the event included five current and former female heads of state.  
  5. President Joyce Banda of Malawi
    President Joyce Banda of Malawi
  6. Tony Blair and Aung San Suu Kyi took the time to address the event via video.  
  7. Tony Blair USAID Frontiers in Development
  8. Aung San Suu Kyi Addressing the USAID Frontiers in Development
  9. We took the opportunity to focus on public private partnerships:
  10. And announced our new Grand Challenge for Development: Powering Agriculture.  
  11. Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development
  12. We also answered questions submitted online using CrowdHall: