An Alternative to USAID Reorganization

Advice on how to reform the U.S. aid structure is not lacking, with many experts recommending a massive reorganization of the U.S. Agency for International Development. But William Easterly, co-director of New York University's Development Research Institute, says such effort would not necessarily make the organization work better. Instead, the process, he adds, should focus on three principles: transparency, feedback and accountability.

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  • David Lepeska

    David has served as U.N. correspondent for the newswire UPI and reported for several major newspapers, including the New York Daily News and Newsday. He was chief correspondent for the Kashmir Observer in Srinagar, India, and regularly contributes to the Economist, among other publications. Since 2007, David has reported for Devex News from Washington, New York, as well as South Asia.