ONE endorses bipartisan bill to study effectiveness of international organizations
The Corker-Coons Multilateral Aid Review Act would help improve the performance of America’s international aid investments
WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign today offered its support for the introduction of theMultilateral Aid Review Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill to study the accountability and effectiveness of international organizations supported by the United States government. U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced the legislation yesterday with Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), and Bob Casey (D-Pa.).
Tom Hart, the North America executive director for The ONE Campaign, said:
“It’s not enough for America’s foreign-assistance investments to be well-funded. They also need to be well-managed and well-executed. That’s why ONE not only welcomes this bill, but embraces it. Congress should constantly be looking for ways to do the most good with every dollar invested. That process should start with good information — clear metrics, trusted data, and unbiased analysis.
“Multilateral aid institutions are frequently more efficient than bilateral institutions, can be helpful in the coordination of activities, and often leverage U.S. funds to attract other investments. We need to invest in the multilateral institutions that are working well, and insist on improvements from the ones that aren’t. This bill would help separate the signal from the noise in the ongoing conversation over America’s global investments, and we thank Senators Corker and Coons for introducing it.”