The Economist Examines Proposed State Department, USAID Reforms
The Economist: Why America’s overseas aid agency needs reform
“On September 14th, Rex Tillerson, the secretary of state, presented the outline of a reform plan for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to the Office of Management and Budget. … But fixing the organization chart only responds to a symptom of America’s aid problem. The underlying malaise is an outdated and increasingly baroque legal and regulatory framework…” (C.K., 9/18).