USAID Takes ‘Unique’ Regional Approach To Development, Health Issues In West Africa, Mission Director Says

Devex: Q&A: USAID West Africa chief says his division’s tactics are ‘unique in the USAID world’
“For the West Africa Regional branch of the United States Agency for International Development, a longstanding priority has focused on collaborating with multinational organizations to create regional solutions to problems facing the 15 countries comprising the Economic Community of West African States. … ‘Many of the issues or challenges that the countries in West Africa face are similar whether terrorism, climate change, trade, or health pandemics,’ USAID West Africa Regional Mission Director Alex Deprez told Devex. ‘All of the countries are facing the same challenges and instead of taking each issue piecemeal, through a bilateral approach, we try to look at how these issues affect the region as a whole and help African states come up with common solutions to common problems’…” (Roby, 2/26).