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USAID’s Local Solutions Falls Short Of Target, But Progress Continues

Center for Global Development’s “Rethinking U.S. Development Policy”: USAID Didn’t Hit Its 30 Percent Target for Local Solutions — Here’s Why I’m Still Cheering
Casey Dunning, senior policy analyst at CGD, discusses the progress of USAID’s Local Solutions, the agency’s reform initiative to “increase direct partnerships with local governments, civil society, and the private sector,” noting the agency did not hit its target of “directing 30 percent of mission program funds to local entities by FY 2015.” Dunning offers suggestions on where reform efforts should focus now and in the future (5/6).