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USAID Will Better Engage ‘Fragile States’ To Reach Top Goal Of Ending Extreme Poverty

IIP Digital: USAID Sets Ending Extreme Poverty as Top Goal
“The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will make ending extreme poverty its top goal, say senior development officials. Addressing a January 28 gathering discussing extreme poverty in conflict-affected areas at the Center for American Progress, Alex Thier, USAID’s assistant to the administrator for policy, planning and learning, said that in working to achieve the goal, USAID will try to better engage ‘fragile states where conflict, corruption and current crisis impede the kind of inclusive growth that limits our ability to address the causes and consequences of extreme poverty’…” (McConnell, 1/29).