Field Feedback Series

Over the past few months, MFAN members have been reviewing the information on our Policy to Action microsite to better understand how U.S. government agencies working on development issues are implementing the President’s global development policy (click here for MFAN Co-Chair Jim Kolbe’s review of USTR and click here for Jim Kunder’s review of USAID). But if we are to read between the lines of the agency responses, we can see that implementation can break down between Washington and field programs throughout the developing world.

To better understand how the global development policy, and key presidential initiatives, are being put into practice in the field, we reached out to our network of implementing partners. These partners, whose field operations exist in countries from Afghanistan to Zambia, have spoken with local civil society to paint a picture of how reforms dictated from Washington are or are not bringing about real change for individuals, families, and communities suffering from poverty and disease.

This blog series will feature reporting from:

  • Oxfam America
  • Women Thrive Worldwide
  • Save the Children
  • PATH
  • Mercy Corps
  • Management Sciences for Health

Where applicable, we have asked our partners to provide further insight into how programs, such as the Feed the Future initiative, are working in countries that were specifically referenced in the response letters we received from various U.S. agencies. To read the agency responses and learn more about the microsite click here.


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