Rockefeller Foundation President Raj Shah Discusses New USAID Administrator, Proposed U.S. Aid Spending

Devex: Former USAID chief Rajiv Shah lays out his advice for Mark Green
“…Mapping out [USAID Administrator Mark] Green’s obstacles in front of a small audience at the Overseas Development Institute in London [recently], Shah — now head of the Rockefeller Foundation — praised Green’s credentials … But he also offered a sobering look at the implications of Trump’s proposed policy shifts…” (Anders, 8/24).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Interview-Proposed U.S. aid cuts threaten ‘disaster’ for world’s poor — foundation head
“Aid to help developing countries fight poverty, hunger, disease, and climate change is likely to fall 50 to 70 percent under proposed U.S. budget cuts, a ‘disaster’ for the world’s poor, the president of the Rockefeller Foundation has warned. Closing the expected gap through private or charitable spending looks unlikely, added Rajiv Shah, who ran the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) from 2009 to 2015…” (Goering, 8/17).

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