CGD Blog Posts Outline Potential Characteristics Of, Focus Areas For Next USAID Administrator

Center for Global Development’s “Rethinking U.S. Development Policy”: What Should We Look for in the Next USAID Administrator?
Casey Dunning, senior policy analyst at CGD, discusses the departure of USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah and suggests three characteristics that “President Obama [should] look for in his new administrator,” including “knowledge of the agency and its missions … ability to prioritize … [and] experience with [Capitol Hill]” (2/19).

Center for Global Development’s “Rethinking U.S. Development Policy”: 3 Things the Next USAID Administrator Should Focus On
Benjamin Leo, senior fellow and director of CGD’s Rethinking U.S. Development Policy, discusses “three specific areas that warrant immediate attention and action” from the next USAID administrator, including to “develop a standard metric for evaluating project performance … engage and reflect local views throughout the project cycle … [and] better collect and publish where all of the money is going” (2/19).