Mark Your Calendars — Week of July 2, 2012


Every Thursday, MFAN will post a list of upcoming events for the following week. For more information about each event and to RSVP, click on the links below.

#AidTransparency Winners — Round 1


It’s been one week since we kicked off our Twitter contest asking individuals to tell us (in 140 characters or less) why aid transparency is important and we’ve gotten some fantastic responses! For a refresher on the contest details, click here.

Mark Your Calendars — Week of June 25, 2012


Every Thursday, MFAN will post a list of upcoming events for the following week. For more information about each event and to RSVP, click on the links below.

CONTEST: Tell Us Why Aid Transparency is Important


For this contest, we want you to tweet a short comment on why you think aid transparency is important. The best response will win USAID Administrator Raj Shah’s top five books on development. MFAN’s Co-Chairs will judge the responses and select one grand prize winner; five other semi-finalists will receive one of Administrator Shah’s top books.

U.S. Leadership on Aid Transparency


The real game-changer was the U.S. signing up to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) in Busan last November. By joining IATI, the administration has agreed with the global consensus that if aid is to ever truly be effective, it must also be transparent.