The next President should be committed to:
Reforming Foreign Assistance and creating a new cabinet-level Department for Global Development. This department would bring together and coordinate US foreign assistance initiatives from the over twenty government agencies where they currently
reside. Such a department could help to meet the development needs of the 21st century, prioritizing long-term, poverty-focused development. In the long term, this new department should assume responsibility for international debt issues and oversight over the work of the IMF, World Bank and other international financial institutions in impoverished nations.