MFAN Applauds Congressional Leadership on Aid Effectiveness in FY19 Spending Bills


June 28, 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 is pleased to see multiple aid effectiveness provisions included in the Fiscal Year 2019 Senate and House State and Foreign Operations (SFOPs) Appropriations bills, which were recently approved … Continue reading MFAN Applauds Congressional Leadership on Aid Effectiveness in FY19 Spending Bills

MFAN Co-Chair George Ingram Testifies on Modernizing Development Finance


May 14, 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. On Thursday May 10th, MFAN Co-Chair and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow George Ingram testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) on development finance.  George’s testimony focused on how … Continue reading MFAN Co-Chair George Ingram Testifies on Modernizing Development Finance

NGO Statement of Support: Strengthening U.S. Food Assistance Programs


Download a formatted version of the joint statement here. As U.S.-based charities and faith-based organizations working to end hunger, poverty, and malnutrition around the world, we applaud Representatives Royce and Blumenauer, and Senators Corker and Coons for introducing the Food for Peace Modernization Act. The bill recognizes the important role U.S. food aid plays in … Continue reading NGO Statement of Support: Strengthening U.S. Food Assistance Programs

MFAN Thanks Congress for Rejecting Steep Cuts to Development, Advancing Aid Effectiveness in FY2018 Omnibus


March 29, 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 wishes to thank Congress for rejecting the Trump Administration’s proposed massive cut to development and foreign assistance in the final Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus. The bill funds the … Continue reading MFAN Thanks Congress for Rejecting Steep Cuts to Development, Advancing Aid Effectiveness in FY2018 Omnibus

Bipartisan Food Aid Reform Legislation Will Save More Lives through Efficiency Gains


March 15, 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 welcomes the bipartisan, bicameral food aid reform legislation introduced yesterday by Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Chris Coons (D-DE) and Representatives Ed Royce (R-CA) and Earl Blumenauer … Continue reading Bipartisan Food Aid Reform Legislation Will Save More Lives through Efficiency Gains

New Bill Advances U.S. Development Finance but Needs to Ensure Strong Development Impact


February 28, 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 commends the bicameral, bipartisan effort behind new legislation to strengthen U.S. development finance tools and will be engaging closely to ensure it maximizes … Continue reading New Bill Advances U.S. Development Finance but Needs to Ensure Strong Development Impact

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