Donald Steinberg’s next role

Donald Steinberg, outgoing deputy administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development and soon president and CEO of World Learning. Photo by: Microlinks / CC BY-NC

Rajiv Shah’s deputy at the U.S. Agency for International Development is returning to the nonprofit sector. On July 1, he will become the president and CEO of World Learning.

Donald Steinberg, a former deputy president for policy at the International Crisis Group, succeeds Adam Weinberg.

“I look forward to building on the proud legacy of Adam Weinberg and his predecessors and colleagues by helping empower a new generation of global leaders with the skills and values needed to build prosperous and democratic societies,” Steinberg said in a press release issued Monday (May 13).

World Learning is known for its international development and exchange programs. Launched in 1932, it is closely linked to the Peace Corps: Its SIT Training Institute was founded to serve as a training center for the first generation of Peace Corps volunteers.

For USAID, the challenge over the next month is to find the person who can fill Steinberg’s shoes. As deputy administrator, Steinberg oversees implementation of the ambitious USAID Forward reform agenda and recommendations under the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review which espouse the use of use of local partner country systems.

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