Blog Post Questions Whether USAID, Development Policy Will Be Elevated In Trump Administration

Center for Global Development’s “U.S. Development Policy”: Maybe the Trump Administration Just Elevated Development Policy, or Maybe Not
Scott Morris, senior fellow and director of the U.S. Development Policy Initiative at CGD, discusses the recent executive order that included White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon on the National Security Council (NSC) and also named the USAID administrator as a regular member of the NSC’s deputies committee. Morris writes, “[D]ivining the degree to which this represents an early elevation of USAID’s role in the new administration’s architecture remains difficult. … In the end, whether this move represents an elevation, demotion, or nothing at all will depend on practice and people” (2/7).

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