Eric G. Postel has more than 25 years of pioneering development finance experience. As an Associate Administrator at USAID 2011-2017 he was extensively engaged in accelerating USAID's work with the private sector including via DCA.
The White House has unveiled plans to transform the Overseas Private Investment Corporation into a new United States development finance institution. But in an effort to "reduce redundancy," the administration has proposed stripping the U.S. Agency for International Development of one of its most valuable tools: the Development Credit Authority. Former USAID Administrator Andrew Natsios and former USAID Assistant Administrator Eric Postel explain.
After years on the fringes of conferences and conversations about development finance, domestic resource mobilization is finally taking center stage. That should be exciting news, writes USAID Associate Administrator Eric Postel in this guest contribution.
Global tax collection has improved since the MDGs were adopted in 2000, but many developing countries still struggle to meet domestic expenditure needs. How can we move forward? A guest commentary from USAID’s Eric G. Postel for this week’s high-level meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation in Mexico City.