Top Development Advisor At State Department Tapped To Be USAID’s New Chief Economist

“Steve Radelet, who joined the State Department last January to be Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top advisor on development, is moving over to USAID to be their first Chief Economist since the 1990s,” Foreign Policy’s blog “The Cable” reports.

“The new position of Chief Economist (CE) will help establish USAID as a global leader for innovative policy analysis, research, and implementation,” according to “an internal USAID email about Radelet’s move obtained by” the blog. The post includes a list of job functions outlined in the e-mail.

At State, Radelet co-led the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) “task force on aid effectiveness and helped stand up the Feed the Future Initiative,” the blog notes (Rogin, 12/23).