MFAN Community Reacts to House Passage of Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act


Less than three months after being introduced, the House of Representatives passed the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2015 (H.R. 3766). This bipartisan legislation, sponsored by Reps. Ted Poe (R-TX) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) would codify important reforms to ensure that U.S. agencies involved in foreign assistance are doing rigorous and consistent monitoring … Continue reading MFAN Community Reacts to House Passage of Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act

A Win for Aid Effectiveness: House Passes Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act


December 8, 2015 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Carolyn Miles, and Connie Veillette Today the House of Representatives overwhelmingly demonstrated bipartisan commitment to making U.S. foreign assistance more accountable by passing the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2015 (H.R. … Continue reading A Win for Aid Effectiveness: House Passes Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act

Development Community Warmly Welcomes Gayle Smith as USAID Administrator


Seven months after her nomination, the Senate confirmed MFAN Co-Founder Gayle Smith as the next USAID Administrator on Monday with a vote of 79-7. The long-awaited confirmation vote was met with enthusiasm from our network. See below for a round-up of statements and blogs from MFAN partners welcoming Gayle Smith to her new post: George Ingram, … Continue reading Development Community Warmly Welcomes Gayle Smith as USAID Administrator

MFAN Applauds Long-Awaited Confirmation of Gayle Smith as USAID Administrator


November 30, 2015 WASHINGTON – Seven months since her nomination by President Obama and nearly one year since the announcement that Administrator Rajiv Shah was stepping down, MFAN is pleased to see the Senate take action today to confirm Gayle Smith as USAID Administrator. Having a permanent USAID Administrator in place for the final 14 … Continue reading MFAN Applauds Long-Awaited Confirmation of Gayle Smith as USAID Administrator

Letter to Secretary Kerry: Support the Foreign Aid Transparency & Accountability Act


Download a formatted version of the letter here. *** November 10, 2015 The Honorable John F. Kerry Secretary of State U.S. Department of State Washington, DC 20520 Dear Mr. Secretary: On behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN), a coalition of international development practitioners and foreign policy experts committed to strengthening development as a … Continue reading Letter to Secretary Kerry: Support the Foreign Aid Transparency & Accountability Act

Welcome to MFAN’s ACCOUNTdown to 2017 Dialogue Series


Coverage of the 2016 elections, now just under a year away, is inescapable these days, providing a constant reminder that the clock on the Obama Administration and the 114th Congress is quickly running out. This summer, MFAN launched the ACCOUNTdown to 2017 campaign as a way to track progress made toward strengthening the accountability and … Continue reading Welcome to MFAN’s ACCOUNTdown to 2017 Dialogue Series

Momentum Grows for Aid Transparency as Senate Foreign Relations Committee Unanimously Passes Foreign Aid Accountability Bill


November 10, 2015 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Carolyn Miles, and Connie Veillette Today the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously endorsed the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2015 (S. 2184), marking another victory for the bipartisan, bicameral legislation. This … Continue reading Momentum Grows for Aid Transparency as Senate Foreign Relations Committee Unanimously Passes Foreign Aid Accountability Bill

MFAN Event, 7/28: ACCOUNTdown to 2017


ACCOUNTdown to 2017: Strengthening a Bipartisan Legacy of Modernizing U.S. Foreign Assistance  Please join the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) for a discussion on how Congress and the Administration can solidify existing reforms and further progress on aid effectiveness. Tuesday July 28, 2015 8:30 – 10:00 am The Holeman Lounge at the National Press Club 529 … Continue reading MFAN Event, 7/28: ACCOUNTdown to 2017

Broad Coalition Calls on U.S. Senate to Confirm Gayle Smith as USAID Administrator


Broad Coalition Calls on U.S. Senate to Confirm Gayle Smith as USAID Administrator June 15, 2015 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Carolyn Miles, and Connie Veillette: MFAN, along with a broad coalition of international development organizations, policy experts, and the private sector, … Continue reading Broad Coalition Calls on U.S. Senate to Confirm Gayle Smith as USAID Administrator