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MFAN Co-Chairs Mark Passage Of U.S. Aid Data Consolidation Deadline, Release Analysis, Call For New Plan

Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network: Trump Administration Misses Deadline to Consolidate Aid Data
In a statement delivered on behalf of MFAN, Co-chairs George Ingram, Lester Munson, and Tessie San Martin note the passage of “the October 1, 2018 date set by the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act (FATAA) of 2016 for the State Department and USAID to consolidate data collection and web platforms.” The authors continue, “[T]he Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) and Publish What You Fund (PWYF) are releasing an analysis of the two databases and call on the agencies to commit to a single platform that produces quality aid data in a timely manner. … MFAN requests that the administration present a consolidation plan to Congress — including timelines, benchmarks, and resources needed — as part of the President’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget request…” (10/4).