Paul Weisenfeld, executive vice president of RTI International’s International Development Group, was a foreign service officer at USAID for 22 years, serving as mission director in Peru and Zimbabwe and as head of the Bureau for Food Security. He retired in 2013 as a career minister.
The idea behind development work is that one day, it will no longer be needed. That day may still be far off, but there is proof that it will come. RTI International’s Paul Weisenfeld explains why USAID's flagship neglected tropical diseases project is one such indication that progress is being made. He shares key lessons that may help other development programs achieve and sustain their goals.
In order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the development community must improve the way it works together. Paul Weisenfeld, senior executive of RTI International outlines the key elements for success in this exclusive opinion.