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Co-Author Of USAID-Commissioned Assessment On Rapid Expeditionary Development Teams Discusses Feedback, Messages In Devex Interview

Devex: Q&A: USAID RED teams and working ‘outside the wire’
“In February Devex published an article that explored a U.S. Agency for International Development proposal to establish ‘rapid expeditionary development’ — or RED — teams. It evoked a strong reaction. The concept of RED teams was developed by USAID’s Global Development Lab as a potential option for expanding the agency’s ability to operate in fragile and conflict-affected environments. … Alexa Courtney, CEO and founder of Frontier Design Group and an author of [a USAID-commissioned ‘demand and feasibility assessment’ of RED teams], spoke to Devex about the feedback she has received since publication of the Devex article, and what she considers some of the key messages contained in the report…” (Igoe, 6/12).