CRS Report on Foreign Assistance Reform


CRS Report on Foreign Assistance Reform
The Congressional Research Service released a recent report on foreign assistance reform analyzing recommendations from 14 organizations, including MFAN network members the Brookings Institution (BRK), the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Center for Global Development (CGD), the Center for U.S. Global Engagement (CGE), InterAction, and Oxfam America.

MFAN PRINCIPAL: Momentum Will Feed Hill’s Shot at Fundamental Reform


MFAN PRINCIPAL: Momentum Will Feed Hill’s Shot at Fundamental Reform
The administration continues to signal interest in reforming U.S. global development policies and operations, as evinced by President Obama’s statements last month about the need to make our development policy more coherent and our aid more effective, as well as Secretary of State Clinton’s constant drumbeat about strengthening development capabilities. Aside from growing concerns about why an administration so committed to development has not nominated its development leaders, Americans and our friends around the world should be asking: Will reforms reach the level of fundamental change that is needed?

Noteworthy News — 8.7.09


This weekly posting includes key news stories and opinion pieces related to foreign assistance reform and the larger development community.