New Venture Fund

For Support Of The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network

Overview
This grant would support the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN), a coalition of think tanks, non-governmental organizations, and individuals focused on reforming U.S. foreign assistance policies. The Hewlett Foundation has supported MFAN since 2007 during which time the coalition has become recognized as a steadfast voice for foreign aid reform among policy makers, thinkers, journalists, and the broad U.S. development community. MFAN is entering a new phase in the next two years with fresh leadership and a more focused agenda. The coalition would undertake a program of convening, policy development, and advocacy aimed at increasing transparency, accountability, and learning in U.S. foreign assistance, and broadening country ownership of foreign aid, including making U.S. assistance more responsive to the people and governments of developing countries.
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