There's no quick fix for migration flows, U.S. Special Envoy for the Northern Triangle Ricardo Zuñiga and Peter Natiello, USAID deputy assistant administrator for the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, tell Congress.
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.
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.
Jim Richardson, former director at the U.S. State Department's Office of Foreign Assistance, speaks to Devex on the eve of his departure about managing interagency tensions, congressional earmarks, and White House priorities.
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.
Rick Guy, acting director for democracy, rights, and governance in USAID’s Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation, repeated debunked claims of widespread voter fraud in the U.S. and warned of "arrogant blinding hypocrisy."
USAID released its new gender policy this week, and advocates say the effort to push through the flawed policy in the waning days of the Trump administration is politically motivated and will set back U.S. gender equality efforts.
Fiona Hill, who served on Trump's National Security Council before testifying in his impeachment hearings, suggests USAID's framework for countering the Kremlin might be adapted for use within the U.S.