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CGD, MFAN, Others Release Redesign Consensus For U.S. Foreign Assistance Reform

Center for Global Development’s “U.S. Development Policy”: Redesign Consensus: Advancing the Conversation on Effective U.S. Assistance
Cindy Huang and Jeremy Konyndyk, both senior policy fellows at CGD, discuss the signing of the Redesign Consensus: A Plan for U.S. Assistance, which provides recommendations for U.S. foreign assistance reform. The authors note, “The four main recommendations are to empower USAID as the lead independent aid agency, to create a full-fledged development finance institution, to establish a global development and humanitarian strategy, and to upgrade systems to better manage personnel, procurement, information, and evidence” (10/20).

Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network: Authors of Six Major Aid Proposals Release Unified Plan for State Department and USAID Redesign
In a statement, George Ingram, Tessie San Martin, and Connie Veillette, co-chairs of MFAN, announce the release of “a unified plan on how the reorganization effort [for the State Department and USAID] can build on a bipartisan legacy of greater efficiency and effectiveness with U.S. assistance.” The co-chairs note, “This plan represents an enormous opportunity to upgrade, streamline, and improve the structures that govern U.S. foreign policy while simultaneously achieving greater impact and more accountability for taxpayer dollars” (10/20).