CGD Experts Discuss ‘Strategic Transitions’ At USAID, Offer Advice To Agency

Center for Global Development’s “U.S. Development Policy”: How Can USAID Work Itself Out of a Job? Ideas for Smart Strategic Transitions
Sarah Rose, policy fellow at CGD, and Erin Collinson, senior policy associate and assistant director of the U.S. Development Policy Initiative at CGD, discuss their recent paper, Working Itself Out of a Job: USAID and Smart Strategic Transitions, and outline key themes from the paper, including “lessons learned from past transitions,” “the pros and cons of using quantitative benchmarks to identify countries for transition — and an idea for how to do it,” and “defining U.S. engagement through the transition process and beyond” (1/16).