Next U.S. Administration, Congress Should Continue To Exhibit Leadership On Aid Effectiveness
The Hill: A banner year for U.S. leadership on aid effectiveness
George Ingram, senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution; Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children; and Connie Veillette, senior fellow for global food security and aid effectiveness at the Lugar Center; and all co-chairs of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN)
“…[T]he Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) … has united behind a reform agenda to make U.S. development policy and practice more effective and sustainable through greater accountability and country ownership. In July, Congress passed, and President Obama signed, the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act (FATAA), a law that will help to ensure that taxpayer dollars are being invested in development programs with proven results. … The Global Food Security Act (GFSA) was also signed into law this summer, codifying important provisions that will ensure that the U.S. government’s efforts to combat hunger and malnutrition are country-specific and country-led, transparent, and accountable. … Several additional aid effectiveness and reform policies are currently pending before Congress. … These advances are the result of years of hard work and have required persistent, bipartisan leadership in Congress. We applaud the 114th Congress for its leadership on these issues and stand by to help ensure that this foundation of aid effectiveness is built upon as we transition to the next administration and Congress” (10/31).