Oxfam America Advocacy Fund

Tell Congress: Open the books on US Foreign Aid

The United States has a long and proud history of fighting poverty and hunger around the world. But our government makes shockingly little information about US aid public – we often can't find out where aid money is going or if it's helping deliver results for poor people.

People in developing countries are clamoring for more information to help them make better decisions about their future: farmers are trying to decide what crops to plant, government officials are trying to manage their economy, or anti-corruption activists are trying to hold the powerful accountable. We're joining those farmers, governments, and activists to call on the US government to open the books on foreign aid. Will you speak up with us?

New bipartisan legislation in Congress – the "Foreign Assistance Transparency and Accountability Act" – would require the US government to publish timely and comprehensive data on where our aid dollars are going and require better evaluations about how those dollars are delivering results.

By making our foreign aid information public, we can make our programs work better for poor people around the world – and passing the Foreign Assistance Transparency and Accountability Act is a crucial step toward achieving that goal.

Write to your representatives in Congress and ask them to co-sponsor the Foreign Assistance Transparency and Accountability Act.

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