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I am pleased to announce that CGD has expanded its work in monitoring U.S. foreign assistance. Sheila Herrling, whom many of you know from her wonderful stewardship of our MCA Monitor, has been named Director, Monitoring Foreign Assistance Program and will be managing our Rethinking U.S. Foreign Assistance Program, a one-stop shop for information, dialogue and analysis on the progress and challenges in modernizing U.S. foreign assistance. We will continue to provide detailed analysis of the work of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, an integral component of the broader development effectiveness and foreign assistance reform debates, and the MCA Monitor will remain a subset of the new Program on our website.
To reflect this broader analytical approach, we are renaming the MCA Monitor blog the Rethinking U.S. Foreign Assistance blog. This blog will not only track and analyze the effectiveness of the MCA but will also expand in scope to share new ideas and analysis on reforming the mission, mandate and organizational structure of U.S. foreign assistance. You can start by posting a comment on Sheila’s most recent blog entry about President Obama’s Presidential Study Directive to review the U.S. government’s approach to global development policy.