Devex Examines Rajiv Shah’s Tenure As USAID Administrator

Devex: 5 parting thoughts from Rajiv Shah
“Outgoing U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah delivered what were billed as his last public remarks Thursday, a ‘farewell conversation’ with leaders from around Washington’s development community. In an exclusive Devex feature, Shah’s peers, critics, and partners weighed in on what the youngest-ever administrator has accomplished during his five years at USAID, and what kind of agency Shah leaves in his wake as he moves on to — still undisclosed — new things…” (Igoe, 2/13).

Devex: Rajiv Shah’s USAID legacy
“…From the outset of his time in office, Shah faced an uphill battle to restore USAID’s credibility, or else lose the support of some of the agency’s most steadfast champions…” (Igoe, 2/12).

Devex: How much difference can a USAID administrator make?
“Examining the work of Rajiv Shah, it’s hard not to be struck by the wide variance in opinion on the man’s legacy as the youngest-ever U.S. aid chief in history…” (Igoe, 2/12).