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USAID Administrator Smith Speaks About Agency’s Future, Obama’s Development Legacy At CGD Event

Devex: USAID administrator Gayle Smith on Obama’s development legacy
“…U.S. Agency for International Development [Administrator] Gayle Smith has called upon the incoming Donald Trump administration to diversify how development is funded, continue to invest in fragile states, focus on resilience against disaster, and continue to give USAID a seat at the foreign policy table. [Speaking at a Center for Global Development event in Washington, D.C.,] Smith … shared her thoughts on USAID’s achievements during President Barack Obama’s eight years in office and outlined five recommendations for how Trump, and the wider development community, should continue to support the U.S. aid agency going forward…” (Edwards, 12/8).