USAID Administrator Reveals Major Restructuring Effort In Series Of Meetings, Announcements

Devex: Exclusive: USAID chief unveils major organizational shakeup
“U.S. Agency for International Development leaders are poised to undertake one of the most significant restructuring efforts in the institution’s history. A new organizational chart calls for the creation of new, high-level positions, the consolidation of a number of agency offices and functions, and a more unified approach to budgeting and management inside the world’s largest bilateral aid donor. Administrator Mark Green revealed the proposed structure in a series of staff meetings and internal announcements last week. The agency will now present it to Congress and gather feedback from employees, implementing partners, and other U.S. aid experts…” (Igoe, 4/9).

Federal News Radio: USAID unveils OMB-approved reorganization proposal to staff
“…Despite the proposed changes to the agency’s hierarchy, Green said restructuring the agency only accounts for about 20 percent of the overall agency transformation plan. ‘How we do things, how we manage information points, how we harness our talent here at USAID — that’s the 80 percent that will make all the difference. That’s the 80 percent that will deliver the USAID of tomorrow. Agency structure is merely the tool that helps us get there,’ Green said” (Heckman, 4/6).