Frequently Asked Questions
Why did FHI acquire AED’s programs, expertise and other assets?
Over the last 40 years, FHI has been dedicated to improving lives around the world, primarily through its work in health. Four years ago, FHI broadened its strategic approach to include other sectors of development. AED had long-standing partnerships, programs and staff serving communities in need in all 50 U.S. states and in more than 50 countries, with particular expertise in complementary development areas. The acquisition will enable FHI to build on these assets, expanding our evidence-based approach to a broader set of social challenges– including health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research–that will create even greater impact.
What is the future vision for the organization?
FHI 360 envisions a world in which all individuals, families and communities have the opportunity to reach their highest potential. Our mission is to improve lives in lasting ways in the U.S. and around the world.
FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach. Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. Our commitment to partnerships at every level, our expanded expertise and geographic reach and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have lasting impact on the individuals, families, communities and countries we serve – improving lives for millions.
This expansion is a natural evolution of our commitment to helping people in the communities we serve to address their needs in more holistic ways. We set out on this path a few years ago because we have learned that complex health and development challenges are best addressed when partners offer integrated responses.
Why did FHI change its name?
FHI 360 reflects our expanded breadth, approach to development and reach of our services. We believe that a 360-degree multidisciplinary approach is needed to address the complex needs of underserved communities in the U.S. and around the world. The 360 also communicates that we are in an even better position to serve society by offering a comprehensive set of expertise in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research.
What is the reach of the new organization?
FHI 360 now has about 4,400 employees and a presence in 60 countries. We remain committed to working with partners at every level and of all sizes to help us achieve our program objectives and have lasting impact on communities across the globe.
How will FHI 360 ensure fiscal responsibility and transparency for projects that are funded?
FHI 360 will align and scale its strong financial, operational and program management systems to support all programs.
Will a compliance office be established?
FHI 360 is committed to complying with the letter and spirit of all laws, regulations and contractual obligations to which it is subject. FHI 360 provides exceptionally strong financial, operational and program management systems to ensure compliance with the highest standards. To that end, FHI 360 has established a compliance office. Any questions regarding the role and scope of FHI 360’s Compliance Office can be sent via email to the Chief Compliance Officer, Rob Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org), and a member of the office will do their best to address any questions or concerns in a timely manner.