U.S.-based NGOs Response to Food Aid Cargo Preference Hearing


November 19, 2015 NGO Response to the Joint Hearing of the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture of the Committee on Agriculture and the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure As international development organizations addressing global hunger and malnutrition, we are deeply concerned by the misleading information … Continue reading U.S.-based NGOs Response to Food Aid Cargo Preference Hearing

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 Applauds Passage of Foreign Aid Transparency Bill by House Foreign Affairs Committee


November 5, 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 Foreign Affairs Committee passed the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2015 (H.R. 3766), recently introduced by Representatives Ted Poe (R-TX) and Gerry Connolly … Continue reading MFAN Applauds Passage of Foreign Aid Transparency Bill by House Foreign Affairs Committee

Statement: MFAN Applauds Introduction of the Bipartisan Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2015


October 20, 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 MFAN welcomes the introduction of the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2015 by Representatives Ted Poe (R-TX) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) … Continue reading Statement: MFAN Applauds Introduction of the Bipartisan Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2015

Statement: MFAN Applauds President Obama’s Commitment to New Global Development Agenda


MFAN Applauds President Obama’s Commitment to New Global Development Agenda September 28, 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 In the first of two addresses to the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama announced the adoption of … Continue reading Statement: MFAN Applauds President Obama’s Commitment to New Global Development Agenda

MFAN Launches “ACCOUNTdown to 2017” Tracking Progress to Strengthen U.S. Foreign Aid


July 28, 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 Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network is launching a new campaign, ACCOUNTdown to 2017, to track progress made toward strengthening the accountability and country ownership of U.S. foreign … Continue reading MFAN Launches “ACCOUNTdown to 2017” Tracking Progress to Strengthen U.S. Foreign Aid

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

MFAN Welcomes Important Reform Elements in the Senate Global Food Security Act of 2015


May 12, 2015 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network MFAN is pleased to see that the Global Food Security Act of 2015 (S. 1252), recently introduced by Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), includes important reform elements that would help strengthen accountability mechanisms and promote … Continue reading MFAN Welcomes Important Reform Elements in the Senate Global Food Security Act of 2015

MFAN Co-Founder Gayle Smith Nominated as Next USAID Administrator


April 30, 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 applauds today’s announcement by the White House that Gayle Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Development and Democracy at the National Security Council, has … Continue reading MFAN Co-Founder Gayle Smith Nominated as Next USAID Administrator

MFAN Welcomes Second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review


April 29, 2015 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Carolyn Miles, and Connie Veillette: Yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry announced the release of the second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review. MFAN welcomes the new QDDR and is pleased to see a strong … Continue reading MFAN Welcomes Second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review