USAID Secures Congressional Approval For ‘Almost All’ Reforms, Announces Key Leadership Positions

Devex: With approval for ‘almost all’ reforms, USAID announces key leadership
“Nearly 17 months after U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green first unveiled the new organizational structure he hopes will make U.S. foreign aid programs more effective, the agency has secured Congressional approval for ‘almost all’ of its reorganization proposals, according to emails sent to partners and obtained by Devex. … One of the most significant changes under the new organizational plan is the creation of a new position — associate administrator for relief, resilience, and response, who will oversee three different bureaus: a bureau for humanitarian assistance, a bureau for conflict prevention and stabilization, and a bureau for resilience and food security. … At least for now, the associate administrator position will be filled by Tim Ziemer, currently a senior deputy assistant administrator at USAID, a former member of President Donald Trump’s National Security Council, and the former U.S. global malaria coordinator. Ziemer will also serve as assistant to the administrator in the new Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, which will combine the USAID Office of Food for Peace and USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance…” (Igoe, 9/4).

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