Foreign Policy Experts Offer Numerous Recommendations For U.S. Foreign Assistance Program Reforms

Devex: In Trump’s U.S. aid shake-up, advocates see a window for long-sought reforms
“If President Donald Trump’s administration undertakes a good-faith effort to improve United States foreign assistance programs, there will be plenty of advice on how best to do it. Already this month, three leading development think tanks have released detailed, thoroughly argued blueprints for U.S. aid reform, covering issues ranging from hiring and personnel management, to contracting and procurement, to changing the way America delivers humanitarian assistance. They are hoping to find a receptive audience in a White House that has sent shockwaves through the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development by signaling it plans to carry out a heavy-handed reform…” (Igoe, 7/28).