GAO Report Examines USAID’s Push For ‘Local Solutions’

Devex: Afghanistan, Pakistan programs skew USAID’s progress on ‘local solutions’
“A new report from the Government Accountability Office raises fundamental questions about U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah’s drive for ‘local solutions’ to pressing development challenges. Chief among them: What are local solutions, how is USAID keeping track of them, and are they more effective that ‘non-local’ solutions?…” (Igoe, 4/17).