President Trump’s FY19 Budget Repeats Reckless Cuts to Foreign Aid Effectiveness


February 13, 2018 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Tessie San Martin, and Connie Veillette. The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) is gravely concerned over the President’s proposed 30 percent cut from FY17 levels to the International Affairs Budget, which is out of … Continue reading President Trump’s FY19 Budget Repeats Reckless Cuts to Foreign Aid Effectiveness

MFAN Recommendations Embedded in New Accountability Guidance for U.S. Aid Agencies


January 19, 2018 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Tessie San Martin, and Connie Veillette. Many of MFAN’s aid effectiveness priorities are reflected in new guidance for foreign aid accountability. Last week, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released … Continue reading MFAN Recommendations Embedded in New Accountability Guidance for U.S. Aid Agencies

Over 100 Organizations and Individuals Call for a Principled Approach to Aid Transitions


January 10, 2018 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Tessie San Martin, and Connie Veillette. MFAN’s widely-endorsed Principles for Strategic Transitions from Development Aid call for a responsible approach to transitioning countries from aid to other forms of partnership with the United States. … Continue reading Over 100 Organizations and Individuals Call for a Principled Approach to Aid Transitions

New Study from MFAN and TLC Finds Evaluation Quality on the Rise, But Barriers to Use Remain


December 5, 2017 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Tessie San Martin, and Connie Veillette. Today MFAN and The Lugar Center release a new study, From Evidence to Learning: Recommendations to Improve U.S. Foreign Assistance Evaluation, examining the evaluation policies and practices of … Continue reading New Study from MFAN and TLC Finds Evaluation Quality on the Rise, But Barriers to Use Remain

Multilateral Aid Review Act a Bipartisan Opportunity to Increase Aid Effectiveness


November 20, 2017 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Tessie San Martin, and Connie Veillette. MFAN commends the effort to review U.S. assistance to multilateral institutions in order to ensure greater efficiency and effectiveness. The Multilateral Aid Review Act (S. 1928) was recently … Continue reading Multilateral Aid Review Act a Bipartisan Opportunity to Increase Aid Effectiveness

MFAN Releases Principles to Guide Country Transitions from Aid to Partnership


November 17, 2017 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Tessie San Martin, and Connie Veillette. MFAN has published seven guiding principles for strategically transitioning partner countries from development aid to new forms of cooperation with the United States. These principles are meant to … Continue reading MFAN Releases Principles to Guide Country Transitions from Aid to Partnership

Authors of Six Major Aid Proposals Release Unified Plan for State Department and USAID Redesign


October 20, 2017 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered by the Co-Chairs of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN), George Ingram, Tessie San Martin, and Connie Veillette. The MFAN Co-Chairs, along with the authors of five other State Department and USAID redesign proposals, have released a unified plan on how the reorganization effort can build on a bipartisan legacy of … Continue reading Authors of Six Major Aid Proposals Release Unified Plan for State Department and USAID Redesign

Now More Than 170 Endorsers Agree: Effectiveness Principles Should Guide Foreign Aid Reform


September 26, 2017 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Tessie San Martin, and Connie Veillette. Today we relaunch MFAN’s Guiding Principles for Effective Foreign Assistance with over 170 endorsements from a wide-ranging and bipartisan group of organizations and prominent individuals.  These principles, which … Continue reading Now More Than 170 Endorsers Agree: Effectiveness Principles Should Guide Foreign Aid Reform

Bipartisan READ Act Advances Important Aid Effectiveness Principles


September 20, 2017 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Tessie San Martin, and Connie Veillette MFAN is pleased to see that the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development Act (READ Act, PL 115-56), which was signed by President Trump as part of a Continuing … Continue reading Bipartisan READ Act Advances Important Aid Effectiveness Principles

MFAN Applauds Congressional Leadership on Reorganization and Aid Effectiveness in Fiscal Year 2018 Spending Bills


September 18, 2017 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Tessie San Martin, and Connie Veillette. MFAN is pleased to see multiple aid effectiveness provisions included in Senate and House State and Foreign Operations (SFOPs) Appropriations bills which were recently approved in the Senate Appropriations … Continue reading MFAN Applauds Congressional Leadership on Reorganization and Aid Effectiveness in Fiscal Year 2018 Spending Bills