Susan Reichle is the International Youth Foundation’s president and chief executive officer. She came to IYF in 2017 after 25 years with USAID as a foreign service officer, including serving in Haiti, Nicaragua, Russia, and Colombia as well as Washington. As the assistant to the administrator for policy planning and learning, Susan spearheaded policy development, including the agency's first youth and development policy.
Investing in youth development is critical, but a paucity of data makes it difficult to determine where and how to most effectively do so. International Youth Foundation's Susan Reichle discusses how assessment tools such as the 2017 Global Youth Wellbeing Index help fill in the gaps to facilitate wise investment for maximum impact, in this guest column.
The U.S. Agency for International Development’s first policy on youth in development seeks to make young people a “driving force in our development,” writes Susan Reichle, assistant to the administrator on policy, planning and learning.