Project on Prosperity and Development

The Project on Prosperity and Development (PPD) highlights the central role of private, multilateral, and other non-governmental actors in development

The Project on Prosperity and Development (PPD) studies the coming challenges in international development, focusing on the rapidly shifting financial and economic landscape in low and middle-income countries. PPD seeks to identify international development policy and approaches that government, civil society, and private sector actors can utilize to foster broad-based, inclusive economic growth. PPD’s work merges traditional development theory and practice with the innovative approaches of private actors, and influences the development debate and donor resource allocation through CSIS’s unique convening power in Washington and around the world.

Areas of Focus

PPD seeks to influence private actors in the international community and shape executive and legislative policy on development. PPD currently works within several priority areas:

  • Governance, rule of law, and domestic resource mobilization
  • Private sector, economic, and rural development
  • Development finance, trade, foreign investment, and the role of multilateral institutions
  • Technology and innovation
  • Root causes of instability, humanitarian assistance, and post-conflict recovery
  • Strategic uses of US foreign assistance

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Meet our network of experts, staff, and non-resident affiliates who contribute to the Project on Prosperity and Development's analysis.

Daniel F. Runde

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Learn more about the projects the Project on Prosperity and Development organizes our analysis into: Quality Infrastructure, Development Finance, Digital Development, and more.


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Ukraine Economic Reconstruction Commission

The CSIS Ukraine Economic Reconstruction Commission focuses on the critical role of private sector investment in Ukraine's reconstruction

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