Alex Thier served as the chief of policy, planning, and learning at USAID from 2013-2015 and directed U.S. assistance to Afghanistan and Pakistan from 2010-2013. He is the former executive director of the Overseas Development Institute in London. This op-ed reflects the opinions of the author.
Penny Mordaunt has hit the ground running as the United Kingdom's new aid chief. Here are four ways she can channel enthusiasm into impact from Overseas Development Institute Executive Director Alex Thier.
While policy details are thin, President-elect Donald Trump’s likely views on foreign aid and development assistance can be summed up in two words: America first. Alex Thier, incoming executive director of the Overseas Development Institute and former USAID official discusses what this might look like in this commentary.
Ahead of his departure from USAID, Alex Thier, assistant to the administrator for policy, planning and learning, reflects on what the global development community has accomplished together in this exclusive guest commentary. What challenges still lie ahead?
While the extreme poverty has been cut from 43 percent in 1990 to 17 percent in 2011, that still means there's a billion people struggling to move out of it. In this exclusive commentary, USAID's Alex Thier shares how "Vision to End Extreme Poverty" gives a new understanding of what it means to be poor.