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George Ingram

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Aid Transparency: Will Obama and Romney Walk the Walk?

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2012 | 12:20 PM

In an era when people empowered by technology demand transparency and accountability from public institutions, foreign assistance must keep pace with trends toward greater openness and participation. After all, millions of dollars are at stake, and decisions concerning the allocation of those resources impact communities across the globe. Because assistance...

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Applause for Chairman Berman's New Foreign Aid Legislation

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2010 | 11:35 AM

House Foreign Affairs Chairman Howard Berman (D-CA) and his staff recently released a working draft of new legislation authorizing U.S. foreign assistance. This is a major step toward building a 21st-century approach and apparatus for promoting development, which President Obama's first National Security Strategy (NSS) called a "moral, strategic, and...

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Aid Reform Within Reach: Time for the President to Lead

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2010 | 2:53 PM

Since the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA) was signed by President Kennedy in the first decade of the Cold War, the American foreign aid system has yet to undergo a major overhaul, despite various attempts and a vastly changed world. In the last few weeks, however, we have come...

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