Obama Announces New U.S. Global Development Policy

On the final day of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Summit yesterday, President Obama announced a new U.S. Global Development Policy.  The global development community has been waiting for this policy for a long time, and it includes many of the elements that Global Washington and the rest of the development community have been pushing for over the past year.  MFAN, the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network, has led this charge through its cadre of thought-leaders on international development policy.

Here are some elements of development reform that MFAN has pushed for over the past year:

In its blog, MFAN has compiled links to news articles and opinion pieces about the new development policy.   Also check out Larry Nowels’ article about the policy on the ONE blog, President Obama delivers at the UN. Now he needs to deliver in Africa. And read USGLC’s analysis of the new policy.

White House fact sheet on the new policy.

Watch President Obama’s speech announcing the new U.S. Global Development Policy at the UN MDG Summit.

Watch the webcast of President Obama and First Lady at the Clinton Global Initiative Meeting.