How GHI can boost foreign assistance reform


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.

Oxfam America Releases New Paper on Capacity Building


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

MFAN Statement: Secretary Clinton’s CFR Speech Falls Short on Development and Aid Reform


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

IGD Leaders Spell Out the ‘Business of Effective Development’


“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.”

Celebrating and Building on the Private Generosity of Americans


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.