Increasing the effectiveness of U.S. foreign aid

On Monday 28th April, Chairman Robert Menendez hosted a Senate briefing, Transparency & Accountability: Tools for Increasing Effectiveness of Foreign Aid, sponsored by the Modernizing Foreign Assistance NetworkOxfam America and Publish What You Fund.


The event which was attended by Hill staffers and members of the NGO community focused on the U.S. aid transparency commitments, the progress made and The Way Forward. Data demand and data use were also highlighted and illustrated by specific partner country examples from around the world.

While important steps were taken last year to make U.S. aid transparent, the window of opportunity and the time to meet the 2015 deadline is fast approaching.

The 2014 Aid Transparency Index which includes DOD, MCC, PEPFAR, the State Department, Treasury and USAID will be launched this fall.

Additional materials:

  1. Publish What You Fund: Senate briefing slides (visualisations/portals are hyperlinked)
  2. Publish What You Fund: Aid Transparency Index and U.S. country page
  3. Oxfam America: Senate briefing
  4. Oxfam America: Foreign Aid 101 and #VoicesOnTransparency

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  • June 27, 2014 at 19:22
    Diana Truong says:

    Thanks for the information. We can use all of this for our organization The Borgen Project. It is an influential ally for the world’s poor. We build support in Congress for initiatives that improve living conditions for people hit hardest by poverty and hunger. Visit the site for more info.


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