US Aid Agency, Ideally

Many aid advocates have called for reforming the U.S. foreign assistance structure. Ritu Sharma wants an independent, Cabinet-level development organization with flexible funding. The Women Thrive Worldwide president says such agency must likewise have adequate technical experts who can also build partnerships with beneficiary communities.

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  • Oliver Subasinghe

    Oliver joined Devex in late 2008 as an international development correspondent and researcher. He previously served as a microfinance fellow for Kiva in Kenya and Uganda. During his tenure, he worked with Kiva’s field partners to improve their operations and governance. Oliver holds a master's in business from the College of William & Mary.