Mission


The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) is a reform coalition composed of international development and foreign policy practitioners, policy advocates and experts, concerned citizens and private sector organizations. MFAN was created to build upon the bipartisan consensus that has emerged over the last decade that the U.S. should play a leadership role in achieving economic growth and reducing poverty and suffering around the world, and that we can play this role more effectively, efficiently, and transparently.

Deliver More with U.S. Development Cooperation

As the United States faces an ever-growing number of humanitarian and development challenges around the world, maximizing results from U.S. foreign assistance is more important than ever. At less than 1% of the budget, foreign assistance must be used effectively to have the greatest impact on those in need while advancing U.S. national interests.

Since its creation in 2008, the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) has worked with the last two administrations, Congress, and the development community to advance a reform agenda to make U.S. development assistance work harder for the American people and for people in developing countries. The past two administrations successfully created a strong bipartisan record on global development by building on their predecessor’s initiatives.

Indeed, foreign assistance is one of the best tools we have for helping people in developing countries build democratic institutions that enable them to take responsibility for their own destiny, forging their own path to self-reliance and stability. But more can be done to build upon these successes, to maintain development as a pillar of U.S. engagement, and to increase the impact of U.S. assistance.

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MFAN’s members – international development and foreign policy practitioners, and advocates – make up the critical link between U.S. international development policy and its practice in the field

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