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USAID Procurement Leaders Discuss Agency’s Policies To Engage More Local Organizations

Devex: Conference call: Inside USAID’s local procurement reform efforts “The U.S. Agency for International Development has undertaken an exhaustive review of its procurement systems and policies in an effort to create new tools for engaging local, sustainable organizations in development projects. Building on lessons learned from the previous administration’s ‘Local…

U.S. House Appropriations Committee Expected To Consider FY20 SFOPs Spending Bill On Thursday

CNSNews.com: Foreign Ops Funding Bill Includes Measures Targeting Trump’s ‘Policy of Protecting Life’ “The Appropriations Committee in the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives on Thursday will consider a draft bill on foreign affairs and aid funding — including contributions to the United Nations … [T]he funding bill also contains several specific…

U.N. Dispatch Discusses U.S. House Draft FY20 SFOPs Appropriations Bill

U.N. Dispatch: With Democrats Now in Charge, U.N. Budget Gets a Big Boost in the U.S. House of Representatives Mark Leon Goldberg, editor of the U.N. Dispatch, provides a summary of the House State and Foreign Operations (SFOPs) subcommittee’s draft FY 2020 appropriations bill, which includes funding for the U.N.,…

Some Palestinians Shun Foreign Assistance As Need For Food Aid Grows In Gaza

New Humanitarian: Why some Palestinians are shunning foreign aid “Grassroots platforms to fund aid and development projects have been sprouting up in recent years throughout the West Bank and Gaza, with more groups purposefully steering clear of E.U. or U.S. money, and sometimes going it alone altogether. This trend towards…

KFF Analyzes Global Health Aspects Of U.S. House FY20 SFOPs, HHS Appropriations Bills

Kaiser Family Foundation: House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves FY 2020 State & Foreign Operations (SFOPs) Appropriations Bill; Full Committee Approves Health & Human Services (HHS) Appropriations Bill The House Appropriations Subcommittee approved the FY 2020 State & Foreign Operations (SFOPs) appropriations bill on May 10, while the full committee approved the…

Devex Examines PEPFAR Funding To Date

Devex: PEPFAR funding: Taking stock of the latest changes “As the largest and most impactful global health initiative ever undertaken, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief is credited with saving millions of lives and changing the trajectory of the global HIV epidemic. Since its creation in 2003, PEPFAR…

House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves FY 2020 State & Foreign Operations (SFOPs) Appropriations Bill; Full Committee Approves Health & Human Services (HHS) Appropriations Bill

UPDATE: The House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2020 SFOPs appropriations bill (and accompanying report) on May 16, 2019. Please see the updated KFF analysis for additional details on global health funding amounts in the House FY 2020 SFOPs bill. ORIGINAL POST: The House Appropriations Subcommittee approved the FY 2020 State &…

IRC President David Milliband Praises Work Of DFID In Telegraph Interview

The Telegraph: DFID has given U.K. global ‘clout,’ says David Miliband “Former foreign secretary David Miliband has praised successive Conservative governments for not ‘trashing’ a Labour innovation: the Department for International Development. In an interview with The Telegraph, Mr. Miliband, now president of U.S. NGO International Rescue Committee, was asked…