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A blueprint for maximizing the impact of U.S. foreign aid

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Despite recent progress, the United States foreign aid system is still fragmented with varying degrees of inefficiencies across agencies and programs. While some may find the Trump administration’s call for a reorganization of government agencies well-intended, many observers fear that the international affairs agencies, including the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development, will be negatively affected. In response, foreign policy, national security, and development experts are debating the future of U.S. foreign aid and the implications of the administration’s proposals.

On July 11, the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) and the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings co-hosted a panel discussion to explore ways in which the U.S. can increase the efficiency and effectiveness of its approach to global development. After the discussion, panelists will take questions from the audience.

Read the MFAN discussion draft:A New Foreign Aid Architecture Fit For Purpose




J. Brian Atwood

Former Under Secretary - U.S. Department of State

Former Administrator - U.S. Agency for International Development

Chair, 2010-2012 - OECD/DAC

Visiting Scholar, Thomas Watson Institute for International Studies - Brown University


M. Peter McPherson

President - Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Former Administrator - U.S. Agency for International Development

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