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Finance and Development


Promoting the Economic Conditions to Create Jobs and Growth

The Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs’ International Finance and Development (EB/IFD) unit, led by Deputy Assistant Secretary Lisa Kubiske, promotes U.S. economic development through global economic stability and inclusive growth. EB/IFD’s three offices promote stability and growth in the areas of macroeconomics, development, and investment:

Development FinanceNegotiating multilateral assistance projects that foster sustainable development and market reforms, are consistent with protection of human rights and the environment, and support U.S. jobs by creating export and development opportunities for U.S. companies.

Investment Affairs – Promoting improved investment climates worldwide so that investment can best support economic growth and development. To this end, we negotiate investment agreements, engage in bilateral and multilateral settings to promote improved investment policies, and promote greater inward investment in the United States.

Monetary Affairs – Providing relevant and timely macroeconomic content, analysis and advice, to inform and advance U.S. foreign policy goals. Specifically, the Office of Monetary Affairs is: fostering global stability and growth by promoting sound macroeconomic policy, supporting international financial institution efforts to promote market economic reforms, negotiating debt rescheduling and debt relief agreements, and promoting anti-corruption and fiscal transparency efforts.


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