If Confirmed, Mark Green Will Face Several Challenges As USAID Administrator
Foreign Policy: Confirm Mark Green as USAID Administrator
Dan Runde, director of the Project on Prosperity and Development and William A. Schreyer chair in global analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
“When President Donald Trump nominated Ambassador Mark Green to run USAID on Wednesday, it was the absolute best choice he could have made. … If confirmed, Green will be one of the most qualified and capable USAID administrators in history. … The Trump administration has expressed an interest in changing the way the United States does business in the foreign assistance space. … As a former politician with deep ties to development, Green is uniquely suited to managing this process, including rising political pressures. If confirmed, Green will confront three key ‘inside the beltway’ issues: 2018 budget … Reorganization … Reform … Green will also be faced with a series of ‘outside the beltway’ challenges in his new role as USAID administrator. A non-exhaustive list of challenges includes: The global refugee crisis … Global pandemics … Combating violent extremism … China as a credible soft power competitor … The ‘Tale of Two Paths’ … These are big challenges without easy answers, and if confirmed, Ambassador Mark Green will have a tough job ahead of him.We should all wish him luck” (5/12).