MFAN Principals Discuss Reform Issues in Washington Post, USA Today Articles

Two leaders in MFAN’s growing coalition, Ritu Sharma of Women Thrive Worldwide and Reuben Brigety of the Center for American Progress, were quoted by high-level media outlets on development issues in recent days.  In a Washington Post article on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s focus on global women’s issues, Sharma stressed that foreign assistance reform is an imperative if Clinton hopes to meet her goals for women in developing countries.  In a USA Today piece, Brigety lamented that the U.S. does not have the capability to send more development experts into the field because of the overall poor health and staffing shortages at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which is a focus of reform efforts by the State Department and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.


Washington Post article featuring Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder and President, Women Thrive Worldwide


USA Today article featuring Reuben Brigety, Director of the Sustainable Security Program at the Center for American Progress

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