USAID Set To Shutter Its Coronavirus Task Force, Delegate Functions Within Agency

POLITICO: USAID to shut down its coronavirus task force
“The U.S. Agency for International Development, which has been on the front lines of the battle with the coronavirus, is about to shut down the task force it set up to tackle the still-ongoing pandemic. The decision is being met with concerns by some who fear it will lead to greater dysfunction at USAID, which already faces personnel and structural turmoil. Others, however, say the task force was poorly managed and that its functions can be delegated. … The task force is set to be deactivated on Wednesday, according to an internal note to staffers that was shared with POLITICO. … The decision to end the task force also comes as President Donald Trump and his aides downplay the pandemic in the run-up to November’s elections…” (Toosi, 9/8).

Additional coverage of the task force’s shut down is available from The Hill.

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