Be bold! Risk and reward in U.S. Foreign Assistance
Tuesday, December 13 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Washington, DC
You are invited to join special guests from government, the private sector, and the nonprofit sector to launch the new Oxfam America report “The Politics of Partnership: How donors manage risk while letting recipients lead their own development.”
Panelists will share inside perspectives on the risks and rewards of development, and the partnership role the U.S. can play:
The Honorable Ted Poe, U.S. House of Representatives (R-TX) (invited) The Honorable Albert Kan-Dapaah, Member of Parliament of Ghana and Chair of the Public Accounts Committee Martha Kwataine, Executive Director of the Malawi Health Equity Network Evans Rweikiza, Executive Director of the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation Paul O’Brien, Vice President for Policy and Campaigns, Oxfam America (moderator) The report highlights Oxfam research from Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Malawi, and Tanzania, identifying the real challenges donors confront when they trust and support local leaders, as well as concrete ways the US can be a better partner and get the most out of foreign assistance. The report concludes that instead of trying to avoid risk, donors should accept and manage risk, as the only way to yield real and lasting development successes.