Noteworthy News – 1.20


This weekly posting includes key news stories and opinion pieces related to foreign assistance reform and the larger development community.

Noteworthy News – 1.8


This weekly posting includes key news stories and opinion pieces related to foreign assistance reform and the larger development community.

MFAN Statement: Secretary Clinton’s Development Vision Taking Shape at a Critical Time


At yesterday’s speech hosted by the Center for Global Development, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton articulated a positive and transformative vision for the future of U.S. efforts to alleviate poverty, fight disease, create economic opportunity, and promote human rights in developing countries. We strongly support the core of the Secretary’s vision: that development “is a strategic, economic, and moral imperative – as central to advancing American interests and solving global problems as diplomacy or defense.”

NPR Talks USAID with Clinton, Shah, and Berman


As a part of its “Morning Edition”, NPR did a story on the future of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in light of Secretary Clinton’s speech on development given yesterday.

A Message from MFAN’s Co-Chairs on the Year Ahead


As 2010 begins, we are pleased to report that the community’s hard work over the last year has created unprecedented momentum towards our shared goals of elevating development as an enduring pillar of U.S. foreign policy and making U.S. foreign assistance more effective and accountable.