A proposal to reorganize the U.S. Agency for International Development's budget, policy, and evaluation functions is stuck in limbo. Some question if it would address deep-seated issues related to the agency's autonomy.
To dig into questions about where President Joe Biden's development agenda goes from here, Devex welcomed Erin Collinson, director of policy outreach at the Center for Global Development, to take part in this Devex Pro Live event.
USAID announced it would redirect $42 million in assistance to Myanmar that might have benefited the military. Devex sought more detail about how the agency determined which funding should be included.
The U.S. Agency for International Development spent $200 million on a ventilator donation program to help countries respond to COVID-19. A new report by the Government Accountability Office questions how ventilators were distributed and where they ended up.
The U.S. Agency for International Development released three new policies within two weeks of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, raising questions about whether politics and a scramble for legacy trumped due diligence.
During its final weeks in office, the Trump administration sent an unusually large number of foreign aid funding and policy notifications to Congress and is now pushing through with its plans despite lawmakers’ objections.