This is an opportune time to look at the GHI’s potential to impact U.S. foreign assistance reform and, to that end, the Global Health Council, the International Women’s Health Coalition and PATH are pleased to launch this joint blog series hosted by the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN). This blog provides an overview and is the first of a series that will be posted on ModernizeAid. We hope you will join us for this series and contribute to the conversation.
Today marks an important board meeting at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) – one in which the board members will review another set of proposed changes to the MCC Threshold Program. The Threshold Program was designed to encourage countries who are not yet eligible for an MCC Compact by providing assistance and limited funding to … Continue reading CGD Analyzes MCC Threshold Program Review
See the guest post below from Oxfam America’s Porter McConnell, Policy Advisor of the Aid Effectiveness team, as she discusses Oxfam’s new paper on effective capacity building for development. Read about Oxfam’s previous paper on Information here, or read the full Ownership report. Want to fight poverty? Help countries build their own capacity. A new … Continue reading Oxfam America Releases New Paper on Capacity Building
Get out your calendars and take note of the following upcoming events to support MFAN and the broader community: Monday, September 13, 12:30 pm at the National Press Club MFAN Co-Chair, President of Bread for the World and 2010 World Food Prize laureate Rev. David Beckmann will speak on “Ending Hunger: The People and Congress” … Continue reading Save the Date: 4 Events to Watch Out For
September 9, 2010 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs David Beckmann and George Ingram: In an important foreign policy speech at the Council on Foreign Relations yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laid out the Obama Administration’s vision for a modern architecture for U.S. … Continue reading MFAN Statement: Secretary Clinton’s CFR Speech Falls Short on Development and Aid Reform
“By moving forward with these three core reforms, the Obama administration has an opportunity to build a global development strategy, based on more strategic engagement with the private sector, that expands economic opportunity abroad, raises standards of living, and brings new hope to the world’s poorest people.”
In his latest blog post, former Ambassador and Congressman Mark Green talks about why Conservatives need to ensure that our foreign assistance system recognizes, protects and builds on the enormous contributions to development being made by other-than-government sources – especially faith-based institutions.