Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network

The Barer Institute has joined MFAN, a reform coalition composed of international development and foreign policy practitioners, policy advocates and experts, concerned citizens and private sector organizations. MFAN's goal is to help build a safer, more prosperous world by strengthening the United States' ability to alleviate extreme poverty, create opportunities for growth, and secure human dignity in developing countries.

The Barer Institute signed a letter to President Obama on committing to global development and elevating it as a pillar of U.S. foreign policy. Representatives of the Barer Institute traveled to Washington DC recently to participate in MFAN's review of the Presidential Study Directive on Global Development and the State Department's Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, and provided the Barer study, "A New Model for U.S. Foreign Assistance," and suggested provisions for the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 currently being revised in both the House and Senate.

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