Tweet Stream: Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance Launch

Last Thursday, Representatives Ander Crenshaw (R-FL-04) and Adam Smith (D-WA-09) launched the Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance at an event that featured remarks from USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah and a panel of leading development community voices. See MFAN’s live tweet stream (@modernizeaid) of the event below in reverse chronological order:

  • Thanks to John Ariale (Rep. Crenshaw) & Katy Quinn (Rep. Smith) for their work in launching the new Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance.
  • Rev. David Beckmann @bread4theworld: Development is one of the best success stories in recent times.
  • Offenheiser @oxfamamerica: one of the exciting things about the reform process…we need an all-of-government approach to development.
  • Offenheiser @oxfamamerica: At the end of the day, our development investments are about building effective institutions.
  • Dr. Quick @MSHHealthImpact: Mobilizing and building civil society in developing countries drives big impact on development. @interactionorg
  • Amb Green @USGLC: As we move out of hard power situations around the world, we must use our smart power tools more effectively.
  • Amb Mark Green @USGLC: This is the very time we have a chance to move foreign assistance reform legislation.
  • Dr. Quick @MSHHealthImpact: Empowered women have a powerful impact on the health of their communities.
  • Dr. Quick @MSHHealthImpact: US leadership on AIDS has left the most positive global impact of anything we’ve done in the 2000s.
  • Dr. Jonathan Quick @MSHHealthImpact: Lasting health impact comes from local leadership. Effective development can help achieve it.
  • Asif Shaikh (IRG): Today, 85 percent of capital flows from US to developing countries are private. Opposite of 30 yrs ago.
  • Asif Shaikh (IRG): Only sustained economic growth can lift hundreds of millions out of poverty. Dev is about expanding opportunity.
  • Asif Shaikh (IRG): Our exports to developing countries are growing three times faster than to other nations.
  • Asif Shaikh (Int’l Resources Grp): Foreign assistance matters to Main Street America…half of all US exports go to developing countries.
  • Offenheiser @oxfamamerica: We spend too much time trying to make aid recipient countries accountable to us, instead of their own citizens.
  • Offenheiser @oxfamamerica: Poorly conceieved and executed development can disrupt the contract between govts and citizens.
  • Ray Offenheiser @oxfamamerica: This reform process is not just about money, it’s about how to do effective development in the 21st century.
  • Amb Green: The more we work to build bipartisan consensus and codify foreign assistance reform in law, the better off we’ll be.
  • Ambassador Green @USGLC: We need to remind new Members of Congress that foreign assistance reform has always been bipartisan.
  • Rep. Smith: Development needs 2 be bottom-up, not top down. We must work w/ countries to build capacity and be more self-sufficient.
  • Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA): This is a timely and important Caucus. On HASC, I’ve learned that development is a critical part of our security.
  • Rep. Crenshaw: In today’s economic climate, it is even more important that we use every dollar effectively, including in foreign assistance.
  • Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL): This Caucus has been created to further the overall effectiveness of foreign assistance.
  • Read MFAN’s statement on the launch of the Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance http://bit.ly/mIDoNs

 

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