USAID moves from self-reliance metrics to implementation

USAID has mapped its country partners along a "journey to self-reliance," and is turning those metrics into new country development strategies. Photo by: USAID

WASHINGTON — It has been 18 months since the U.S. Agency for International Development first unveiled the metrics that guide Administrator Mark Green’s vision of the “journey to self-reliance.” Now, USAID is offering more details about what this means for its country partnerships and how the agency’s reorganization is proceeding in order to put those metrics to use.

“We have literally plotted the development spectrum,” said Chris Maloney, assistant to the administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning, at the Center for Global Development in Washington on Wednesday.

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    Michael Igoe

    Michael Igoe is a Senior Reporter with Devex, based in Washington, D.C. He covers U.S. foreign aid, global health, climate change, and development finance. Prior to joining Devex, Michael researched water management and climate change adaptation in post-Soviet Central Asia, where he also wrote for EurasiaNet. Michael earned his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College, where he majored in Russian, and his master’s degree from the University of Montana, where he studied international conservation and development.