Join Oxfam America and leading developing world voices for a discussion on how U.S. foreign aid can produce better results by promoting country ownership and bolstering anti-corruption efforts.
A leaked National Security Council document published this week at ForeignPolicy.com shows that the Obama Administration believes US foreign aid will deliver more for people living in poverty if recipient countries have a greater say in how aid is used to support development in their countries.
One of the major barriers to reaching this goal, and to bolstering aid effectiveness overall, is the fear of corruption. How can the US government promote country ownership while also ensuring transparency and accountability of aid resources? In the fourth event in Oxfam America's "Ownership" series, leading African anti-corruption champion, John Githongo, and other visionaries weigh in on how the US can work with countries to increase their ownership of aid while decreasing corruption through strengthening country systems and empowering citizens to keep their governments in check.
Discussing these issues in a panel are:
Josh Rogin, author of The Cable blog at ForeignPolicy.com, Washington Post columnist (Moderator)
Raymond C. Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America
John Githongo, Chief Executive of Inuka Kenya Trust and Head of Twaweza Kenya (Keynote)
Esther Tallah, Manager, Cameroon Coalition Against Malaria; board member of UNITAID
Honorable Minister Amara M. Konneh, Minister of Planning and Economic Affairs, Liberia