MFAN Welcomes Nomination of Ambassador Mark Green to be USAID Administrator


May 11, 2017 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram and Connie Veillette. MFAN welcomes the nomination of Ambassador Mark Green to serve as the next Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  Permanent leadership at the U.S. government’s lead development … Continue reading MFAN Welcomes Nomination of Ambassador Mark Green to be USAID Administrator

Aid Effectiveness Takes a Big Hit in Trump Administration’s Leaked Budget


May 1, 2017 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram and Connie Veillette. The leaked details of the Trump Administration’s budget proposal appear to confirm plans to slash diplomacy and development funding, putting our security at home and U.S. leadership abroad at risk.  … Continue reading Aid Effectiveness Takes a Big Hit in Trump Administration’s Leaked Budget

Trump Administration’s Reorganization Efforts Are the Wrong Approach for Aid Reform


April 20, 2017 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram and Connie Veillette. MFAN is alarmed by reports of White House efforts to overhaul the foreign policy components of the federal government, which would have the potential to completely eliminate agencies and drastically … Continue reading Trump Administration’s Reorganization Efforts Are the Wrong Approach for Aid Reform

Sens. Isakson and Coons Lead Senate Expansion of Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance


March 28, 2017 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram and Connie Veillette. Last week, the Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance announced its expansion to the Senate under the leadership of Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Chris Coons (D-DE).  They join new … Continue reading Sens. Isakson and Coons Lead Senate Expansion of Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance

Proposed Cuts to Foreign Assistance Will Reverse Decade-Long Bipartisan Reform Effort


March 16, 2017 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Carolyn Miles, and Connie Veillette. The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) is gravely concerned over the proposed 31% cut from FY17 levels to the International Affairs Budget, and urges Congress to reject such … Continue reading Proposed Cuts to Foreign Assistance Will Reverse Decade-Long Bipartisan Reform Effort

MFAN Welcomes International Rescue Committee as Newest Coalition Member


February 24, 2017 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram and Connie Veillette MFAN is pleased to welcome the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to the reform coalition.  IRC is a leading voice for effectiveness and reform in humanitarian aid and has committed to … Continue reading MFAN Welcomes International Rescue Committee as Newest Coalition Member

MFAN Welcomes Major Shift by Pentagon to Evaluate Security Cooperation Programs


January 18, 2017 (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 commends the Department of Defense for establishing a first-ever Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation Policy (5132.14) for security cooperation programs.  This framework, adopted on January 13, represents the … Continue reading MFAN Welcomes Major Shift by Pentagon to Evaluate Security Cooperation Programs

Greater Accountability for Security Cooperation Programs Central to Recently Approved FY17 NDAA


December 9, 2016 (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 applauds Congress for prioritizing principles of accountability in the recently approved FY17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). We have long supported greater transparency and monitoring and evaluation … Continue reading Greater Accountability for Security Cooperation Programs Central to Recently Approved FY17 NDAA

MFAN Calls on Incoming Administration and Congress to Prioritize Development Effectiveness


November 1, 2016 (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 MFAN is releasing a memo to the presidential transition teams with practical recommendations for how to further strengthen U.S. global development policy and practice. Over the past … Continue reading MFAN Calls on Incoming Administration and Congress to Prioritize Development Effectiveness

President Obama Signs Landmark Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Bill into Law


July 19, 2016 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Carolyn Miles, and Connie Veillette The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) is pleased to see the news that President Obama has signed the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act (H.R. 3766) into law. … Continue reading President Obama Signs Landmark Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Bill into Law