As required by the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005, the State Department released its 4th annual report to Congress “describing U.S. Government efforts to expand access to safe drinking water and sanitation, improve water resources management and increase water productivity in developing countries.” According to the report, “the United States obligated more than $1 billion for water- and sanitation-related activities in developing countries (excluding Iraq)” and “includes â€“ for the first time â€“ country specific plans for achieving U.S. goals and objectives along with measurable indicators to track progress and report results.”
Millennium Challenge Corporation
This report provides an overview of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) outlining the implementation process and summarizing a set of “select issues”: funding, authorizing legislation and MCC reform, compact size, speed of implementation, compact sectors, compact impact, changing costs, and the role of USAID and the future of agency programs in MCC countries.
The report “provides an overview of the U.S. foreign aid program, by answering frequently asked questions on the subject.”
From the report summary: “This report provides an overview of the U.S. foreign aid program, by answering frequently asked questions on the subject.”
From the report summary: “This report analyzes the direct and indirect effects on food insecurity and hunger on global health, reviews elements of the U.S. government response to global hunger, and identifies policy areas that Congress might examine as it debates how best to address the health needs of the millions threatened by high food prices in the 111th Congress.”
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a report titled “State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs: FY2012 Budget and Appropriations”. According to the summary, “[t]his report analyzes the FY2013 request and congressional action related to FY2013 State-Foreign Operations legislation.”
- Area: Congress, Budget
- Information Type: Reports & Factsheets
- Organization/Initiative: GHI, PEPFAR, USAID, MCC, FtF, State Dept., The Global Fund, CRS
- Issue/Condition: Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition/Food Security, Water, Family Planning/Reproductive Health, Maternal & Child Health, Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), Pandemic Influenza
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a report titled “Global Access to Clean Drinking Water and Sanitation: U.S. and International Programs.” According to the summary “[t]his report addresses congressional efforts to address limited access to clean drinking water and sanitation, outlines related programs implemented by USAID and MCC, and analyzes issues related to U.S. and international drinking water and sanitation programs that the 112th Congress might consider.”
On Monday, February 6, 2012 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) will hold a discussion of MCC’s Indonesia Compact and its clean energy, child health, and procurement reform initiatives.
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a report titled “Does Foreign Aid Work? Efforts to Evaluate U.S. Foreign Assistance.” According to the introduction, the report focuses on efforts by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the State Department, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and “discusses past efforts to improve aid evaluation, as well as ongoing issues that make evaluation challenging in the foreign assistance context. The report also provides an overview of the current evaluation policies of the primary implementing agencies, and discusses related issues for Congress, including recent legislation.”
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) will host its quarterly town hall meeting on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 10:00 am where the following topics will be discussed:
- The proposed Zambia Compact and its water and sanitation project;
- Status of the Malawi Compact; and
- A revised Threshold Program with Niger.
Learn more and RSVP to the event here.