Foreign Aid Accountability Bill Unanimously Passes Senate, Moves Closer to Final Passage


June 29, 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 Yesterday, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the House version of the bipartisan Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2015 (H.R. 3766), moving this important legislation closer to … Continue reading Foreign Aid Accountability Bill Unanimously Passes Senate, Moves Closer to Final Passage

On Transparency, US Agencies See Some Improvement but Fall Short of Commitment to Global Standard


April 13, 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 With today’s release of the Publish What You Fund 2016 Aid Transparency Index, a ranking of 46 aid agencies and organizations, MFAN is pleased to see continued improvement … Continue reading On Transparency, US Agencies See Some Improvement but Fall Short of Commitment to Global Standard

Final Year of Administration Could See Big Advances for Aid Reform, Finds New MFAN ACCOUNTdown Report


March 23, 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 the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network launched a new ACCOUNTdown Progress Report, as part of our ACCOUNTdown to 2017 campaign, assessing what steps Congress and the Administration have … Continue reading Final Year of Administration Could See Big Advances for Aid Reform, Finds New MFAN ACCOUNTdown Report

With Final Budget Request, Obama Administration Gives Nod to Effective Foreign Assistance


February 10, 2016 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Carolyn Miles, and Connie Veillette: This week President Obama submitted his $4.1 trillion budget request to Congress for FY17, which includes $54.1 billion for the International Affairs Budget, including $39.3 billion in base funding … Continue reading With Final Budget Request, Obama Administration Gives Nod to Effective Foreign Assistance

MFAN and Plan Host U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Birx to Discuss PEPFAR’s Sustainability Agenda


WASHINGTON, January 20, 2016 – On Thursday, January 21st, MFAN and Plan International USA will host U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy Ambassador Deborah Birx for a keynote address, followed by a panel of development experts for a discussion of The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief’s (PEPFAR) Sustainability … Continue reading MFAN and Plan Host U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Birx to Discuss PEPFAR’s Sustainability Agenda

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

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

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