In Exit Memo, USAID Administrator Smith Says Future U.S. Global Development Efforts Require ‘Hard Work Ahead’

Devex: In exit memo to Obama, USAID chief points to ‘hard work ahead’
“In a cabinet exit memo delivered to President Barack Obama on Thursday, outgoing U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Gayle Smith pointed to eight years of progress but warned advancing U.S. global development efforts will require ‘hard work ahead.’ Smith, who will vacate her position when President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Jan. 20, listed six recommendations for ‘building the USAID the world needs’…” (Igoe, 1/5).

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