Measuring the Impact of U.S. Foreign Assistance: Ensuring Accountability & Results

A Reception in Collaboration with the Congressional Caucus on Effective Foreign Assistance

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 | Room B-340, Rayburn House Office Building | 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

InterAction, in collaboration with the Congressional Caucus on Effective Foreign Assistance, is celebrating the official launch of the Aid Works: America Making a Difference Series. InterAction has spent more than three years compiling heavily vetted facts on 14 topics that demonstrate U.S. leadership and results in global health and international development through foreign assistance programming. This new tool helps raise the standard for accurately reporting on the results of U.S. investments in foreign assistance, and will help prevent “Pinocchio” moments in the future.


Overview & Featured Speakers

The event will consist of a brief remarks with a reception to follow.

Featured speakers will include:

  • Representative Ander Crenshaw (R-FL), Co-Chairman of the Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance
  • Representative Adam Smith (D-WA), Co-Chairman of the Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance
  • Sam Worthington, President & CEO of InterAction
  • The Honorable Alfonso E. Lenhardt, USAID Acting Administrator, invited
  • Ambassador Daniel Speckhard, President & CEO, Lutheran World Relief
  • Dr. Joanne Carter, Executive Director, RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund
  • Andrea Koppel, Vice President of Global Engagement & Policy, Mercy Corps

RSVP Information

The event is open to the public, but space is limited and an RSVP is required. Please RSVP by clicking HERE. Please direct inquiries about the event to Marilyn Shapley (mshapley@interaction.org).

Full Agenda

5:00-5:15 p.m. Arrival & Registration

5:15-5:30 p.m. – Opening Remarks

  • Representative Ander Crenshaw (R-FL), Co-Chairman of the Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance
  • Representative Adam Smith (D-WA), Co-Chairman of the Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance

5:30-5:40 p.m. – Overview

  • Sam Worthington, President & CEO of InterAction
  • The Honorable Alfonso E. Lenhardt, USAID Acting Administrator, invited

5:40-6:00 p.m. – Impact of U.S. Investment on Food Security, Tuberculosis, Education, Maternal & Child Health, and Microfinance

  • Ambassador Daniel Speckhard, President & CEO, Lutheran World Relief
  • Dr. Joanne Carter, Executive Director, RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund
  • Andrea Koppel, Vice President of Global Engagement & Policy, Mercy Corps

6:00-6:30 p.m. – Reception