Where Does Foreign Assistance Stand?

August 1, 2016By Lisa BosForeign Assistance 1 Comment

It’s been a time of joy for our advocacy team (and hopefully for you!) as we celebrate the successes we have had over the last few weeks.  The Global Food Security Act was passed, the Reach Act has an incredible number of bipartisan cosponsors, and our World Vision U.S. President Rich Stearns was able to join … Read More

Moms Say ‘Thank you!’ to the American People

April 25, 2016By WV AdvocacyForeign Assistance 2 Comments

World Vision’s director of government relations, Lisa Bos, and policy advisor for food security and livelihoods, Beth Ann Saracco, talk about the importance of recognizing women in development in this article originally posted on The Hill. In the article, they reflect on their recent trips to Kenya and Zimbabwe where they saw U.S. funded programs at work, helping communities find sustainable solutions to poverty.

Why Do We Need to Care about the Budget Process?

February 22, 2016By Lisa BosForeign Assistance No Comments

How many of you heard the President’s budget for Fiscal Year 2017 came out on February 9? Maybe you read a news story about it or saw something about it on television. Perhaps you are on an email list of an organization that praised or criticized an aspect of the budget, or you saw stories in your social media feeds.

It is How We Give that Matters

November 13, 2015By Randy TiftForeign Assistance 5 Comments

Periodically in the news, headlines arise claiming foreign assistance to fight extreme poverty hurts rather than helps. These headlines were spurred most recently when Angus Deaton received the Nobel Prize in Economics for gathering data on consumption patterns of the poor, but has since gained attention for his critique of foreign aid. Looking past the … Read More

What the Budget Deal Means for the Issues You Care About

November 3, 2015By Lisa BosForeign Assistance No Comments

You may have heard or read in the news that Congress passed a bipartisan budget agreement last week; yesterday it went to the President’s desk. Even for the most hardcore advocates, your eyes may have glazed over reading terms like “overseas contingency operations” and “sequester caps.” So what is the budget deal, and what does it mean for some of the things you have been advocating for, like restoring funding for programs to prevent child labor and additional funding for the Syrian crisis?

Foreign Assistance, It is Not What You Think

August 8, 2014By Lisa BosForeign Assistance 1 Comment

It’s that time of year in Washington, D.C. when the debate over the federal budget goes into high gear.  For the upcoming fiscal year, 2015, the federal budget will be $1.014 trillion dollars, with just over half that amount going to defense programs. That leaves $492 billion for all other government programs, other than Social … Read More

What is 1% of the U.S. Budget Worth?

May 23, 2013By WV AdvocacyForeign Assistance No Comments

World Vision has partnered with the Micah Challenge to help send a message to Congress that budget cuts should not fall on the most vulnerable.  Watch the video below to see the big impact that the U.S. Foreign Assistance budget has, despite how small it actually is. Reining in the budget is a priority of Congress … Read More