Foreign Assistance Modernization

MFAN Co-Chairs: Redesign Consensus – A Plan for U.S. Assistance


The United States needs a full suite of tools and resources to advance its national interests and constructively engage the rest of the world.Successfully managing the challenges we face today, and taking advantage of the opportunities that exist, requires that the three pillars of our foreign policy – Defense, Diplomacy, and Development– be complementary and coordinated, with clear lines of authority and accountability. On the civilian side, we have not fulfilled the promise of a 21st century U.S. aid architecture, instead deploying apatch work of fragmented structures that impede policy coherence, clear accountability, and operational efficiency at the expense of our longterm goals and objectives.


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