Mark Green, Ambassador and Congressman (ret.) wraps up his blog series “Why Conservatives Should Care About Foreign Assistance Reform” with Reason # 10: Since fighting the threat of terrorism is one of this generation’s greatest challenges, we need to sharpen those tools that can help prevent violent extremism from spreading and growing.
Last week, the Twitterverse witnessed a spike in global development topics thanks to the UN Millennium Development Goals Summit and the Clinton Global Initiative; see #MDGs, #USMDG2010, and #CGI for more. MFAN live tweeted important speeches—particularly President Obama’s speech outlining a new U.S. Global Development Policy—and worked to keep the conversation going, while highlighting reform-related … Continue reading Best of @ModernizeAid Tweets
Two weeks ago MFAN launched a blog series about the reform aspects of the Global Health Initiative (GHI) with a guest post by the Global Health Council. Click here to read a post by The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) about the GHI’s Women- and Girl- Centered Approach.
This was an incredible week for MFAN, the broader development community, and those struggling for a better life worldwide. With the world turned toward Turtle Bay for the Millennium Development Goals Summit and the UN General Assembly, as well as thought leaders from all over just across town at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), development … Continue reading A Week in Review: America’s First-ever Global Development Policy
Click here to read a variety of commentary and analysis from MFAN partners and the broader development community regarding President Obama’s new development policy.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee John Kerry yesterday released a press release expressing his enthusiasm for President Obama’s new development policy, calling it “a comprehensive development policy based on measurable outcomes, country ownership, sustainable economic growth and multilateralism – a policy that will build capacity in the developing world, not dependence.”
You have already seen what MFAN has to say about the President’s new global development policy. Click here to read what a variety of our partner organizations think.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard Berman (D-CA) issued a statement today praising President Obama’s new development policy that was released yesterday in conjunction with his speech at the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Summit.
In what MFAN and the development community have been working toward, yesterday President Obama announced the new visionary U.S. Global Development Policy – the first of its kind by an Administration. As MFAN’s Co-Chairs David Beckmann and George Ingram noted in their statement yesterday, “With his speech laying out a new U.S. approach to development … Continue reading MFAN in the News: President Obama’s MDG Speech
What was your reaction to President Obama’s speech at the MDG summit yesterday unveiling the administration’s new global development policy? We would love to hear from you! In the meantime…see what other development experts are saying.