Foreign Assistance Reform in the New Administration: Challenges and Solutions?
Berman, DISAM Journal
[The following is a transcript of the opening remarks by Chairman Berman delivered to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, April 23, 2008.]
I would very much like to welcome our expert panel of witnesses to the committee today to discuss the daunting task that the next Administration and Congress faces--the reforming and rationalizing of the U.S. foreign assistance system. It is painfully obvious to Congress, the Administration, foreign aid experts, and NGOs [Non-Governmental Organizations] alike, that our foreign assistance program is fragmented and broken and in critical need of overhaul. I strongly believe that America's foreign assistance program is not in need of some minor changes; but, rather, it needs to be reinvented and retooled in order to respond to the significant challenges our country and the world faces in the 21st century. …
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Publication information: Article title: Foreign Assistance Reform in the New Administration: Challenges and Solutions?. Contributors: Berman - Author. Magazine title: DISAM Journal. Volume: 30. Issue: 3 Publication date: September 2008. Page number: 17+. © 2008 Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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