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US Foreign Assistance

Our Ocean, Our Tomorrow

Hari Sastry | Posted 09.20.2016 | Green
Hari Sastry

"Being a card-carrying fisher entitles us to fish and participate in work programs," says Jomar Brusa, a fisherman registered with USAID's FishR progr...

The Return on Investment of Foreign Assistance

Hari Sastry | Posted 03.09.2017 | Politics
Hari Sastry

As the worldwide landscape continues to evolve, we are truly a global community. What may appear to be a distant concern has the power to impact Americans right here on our home soil.

The Farm Bill and International Food Aid: What You Need to Know

Katie Lee | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Katie Lee

The U.S. remains the largest donor of global food assistance, and it is imperative to maintain robust funding for global food aid programs. But we must also find ways to stretch that funding and get more bang for the buck. That's what the global food aid reforms in the new farm bill do.

Don't Cut Foreign Aid -- It's Working

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 03.17.2013 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

Today in Washington, Oxfam is launching an ad campaign to remind members of Congress that "job creators" and "venture capitalists" don't always wear fancy suits or have well-heeled lobbyists.

Joshua Hersh

In Tough Primary Fight, Lugar Eschews Foreign Policy Legacy | Joshua Hersh | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

In February of 2011, a few days after a surprising popular revolt brought down the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Sen. Richard Lugar (R-I...

Foreign Assistance for the 21st Century

Sarah Trister | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Sarah Trister

Howard Berman's bill is the first serious, comprehensive attempt at rewriting the foreign assistance act to make it appropriate for the 21st century.

U.S. Investments in Health are Working -- and Georgia Reminds Us We Must Sustain and Extend the Gains

Joel Lamstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joel Lamstein

Twenty years ago, the countries of the former Soviet Union declared independence. Since that time, many countries in the region have experienced a revolution in women's health care.

Rebuilding Haiti in the Time of Cholera

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Samuel A. Worthington

As international NGOs, we are ready to work alongside the new Haitian government to ensure a more integrated rebuilding process. Many of us are in for the long haul.

The Other 3Ds: Decapitate, Demote, and Deny USAID?

Todd Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Todd Moss

Like many U.S. policy watchers, I have been reserving judgment on the administration's development policy while they staffed up and worked through the PSD and QDDR. But, at sixteen months and counting, I have a nagging question.

Obama Launches Whole-of-Government Review of U.S. Global Development Policy

Sheila Herrling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheila Herrling

Lots of folks are asking how this White House-led PSD relates to State Department's recently launched Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR).

Fix it, Don't Nix it

Neil Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Neil Hicks

By pursuing a sustained commitment to human rights and democracy promotion in Egypt, the Obama administration can begin to make progress where its predecessors have failed.