All aboard? USAID revises local systems guidance

USAID is rolling out revisions this week to ADS 220, the agency's guidance on how to implement programs through local systems. In the past, the localization agenda has caused tension between USAID and its NGO and for-profit contractor implementing partners.

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  • Michael Igoe

    Michael Igoe is a Senior Reporter with Devex, based in Washington, D.C. He covers U.S. foreign aid, global health, climate change, and development finance. Prior to joining Devex, Michael researched water management and climate change adaptation in post-Soviet Central Asia, where he also wrote for EurasiaNet. Michael earned his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College, where he majored in Russian, and his master’s degree from the University of Montana, where he studied international conservation and development.