WWF US CEO Takes Reform Message to Capitol Hill


WWF US President and CEO Carter Roberts, one of the world’s leading conservationists, has a unique view on foreign assistance reform. Today, he brought his message to Capitol Hill for a bi-cameral hearing on the innovative Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP).

Kerry & Lugar Deliver Message to Obama: Time is of the Essence for a USAID Administrator


As part of the Center for Global Development’s newly launched blog – Rethinking U.S. Foreign Assistance – MFAN Principal and CGD Senior Policy Analyst Sheila Herrling highlights a recent letter from Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) and Ranking Member Dick Lugar (R-IN) urging President Obama to name a nominee to the vacant … Continue reading Kerry & Lugar Deliver Message to Obama: Time is of the Essence for a USAID Administrator

MFAN Partners Advocate for Legislation to Strengthen USAID


MFAN partner organizations – including Oxfam America, ONE, the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), and Bread for the World – are hard at work advocating for Senate passage of the Foreign Assistance Revitalization and Accountability Act of 2009 (S.1524).  The bill, which was introduced by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) … Continue reading MFAN Partners Advocate for Legislation to Strengthen USAID

World Bank Urges G20 to Stave Off Poverty Crisis


Ahead of a G20 meeting in Pittsburgh, the World Bank released a paper warning that “the global recession is expected to push 89 million more people into extreme poverty by the end of 2010.”

UPDATE: USAID Administrator Poll Leaders, New Ideas


Nearly a week into the poll we launched on who should be the next USAID Administrator, three names have risen to the top (though fans can still vote for their favorite and change the course of this race!).

White House Joins the Party on Development Policy


The response has been positive to news that the White House will be conducting an interagency review of all U.S. global development policy. Momentum is clearly growing for a refocused approach to development and how the U.S. manages its foreign aid.