Although some votes are still being re-counted, the overall results of the US midterm election have led to changes in Washington that may impact global grantmakers. From changing committee leadership, in both the Senate and the House, to upcoming reviews of US foreign assistance and the 2020 budget process that will begin next year, there are many ways the outcomes of this month’s election can influence the work you support in countries around the world.
These four analyses explore how the election results may impact key policies and institutions that US grantmakers work with globally:
- The Next Battle for US Aid is about to Begin (via Devex)
- Foreign Policy Consequences of the 2018 Mid-Term Elections (via Council on Foreign Relations)
- The Fate of the World Bank During a Divided US Government (via Brookings)
- What the Mid-Term Elections Mean for the United Nations (via UN Dispatch)
Throughout the coming months, we’ll be closely watching movement on globally-focused policy issues the Council has been tracking on Capitol Hill, including the possibility of changes to the Foreign Agent Registration Act.
If you want to hear our analysis of how the new Congress might specifically impact the philanthropy sectors public policy agenda, Council members can also listen to our webinar from earlier this week, which is now available online.