Unlock Aid goes to Washington
This month, we announced a doubling of the size of our coalition. Now we get to work.
Dear Unlock Aid community,
You probably saw this, but it bears repeating: earlier this month, we announced a more than doubling of the size of our coalition. More than half of the new organizations involved are based in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. These new coalition members understand that by building a community of leading innovators who can speak with one voice about the urgent need to make global development more innovative, outcomes-oriented, and locally-led, we can change the trajectory of international aid in the 21st century and improve the lives of billions around the world.
Now it’s time to get to work. Next week, dozens of our Unlock Aid community members will join us in Washington, DC, to meet with lawmakers about the future of global development.
This is what they’ll hear from us:
With rising threats to our planet, health, food and water insecurity, our challenges get more complex and intertwined every year. U.S. foreign assistance must evolve and adapt to meet the moment with the pace and urgency required. The status quo is no longer a viable option.
International development agencies everywhere need to become more outcomes-oriented, innovative, and increasingly locally-led. This means we need to rewrite the rules for how we currently do global development and who does it.
That’s why we back Administrator Power’s ambitious vision for reform. We’re ready to work with the Administration and Congress to transform USAID to become the global development agency of the 21st century.
At Unlock Aid, we’re building a coalition of the world’s leading innovators, organizations and companies committed to improving our world’s current, collective effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
We know you’re eager to get involved. And we’re here to make it as easy for you as possible. Please let us know how you'd like to take part in next week's activities, and we'll follow up with more information about what you can do to support this work, either in-person or from afar.
We’re excited to work with you.