Chicago Council Post Discusses USAID’s Restructuring, Implications For USAID’s Work On Food Security, Development, Conflict Prevention, Stabilization

Chicago Council on Global Affairs’s “Global Food for Thought”: USAID’s Reorganization: Focusing on Self-Reliance and Stability
Kat Sisler, intern for government relations at the Chicago Council, discusses USAID’s Journey to Self-Reliance approach to development and provides an overview of the agency’s new structure. Sisler writes, “The three new Bureaus [– the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security, Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, and Bureau for Conflict Prevention and Stabilization –] exemplify understanding for the complexity of development, moving on the spectrum from conflict and unrest towards food security and stability. … Ultimately, as with all changes, there are still questions to be answered. For example, how will the Center for Nutrition interact with other Bureaus in the agency, such as the Bureau for Global Health? How will the three Bureaus under the Administrator for Relief, Response, and Resilience work together? These and many other questions will be examined as USAID roles out the new structure, which is expected to begin sometime between the end of this year and early next year” (8/1).