Where do US implementers fit in USAID's (hyper)local push in the Philippines?

In this video interview with Devex Senior Analyst Lorenzo Piccio, USAID Philippines Mission Director Gloria Steele reassures U.S. implementers that they’re still on track to garner the lion’s share of the mission’s business.

For years, the U.S. Agency for International Development has turned to private contractors and nongovernmental organizations in the United States to carry out much of its development work around the world. One of the biggest in Asia-Pacific, USAID’s mission in the Philippines has been no exception to this trend.

Under Mission Director Gloria Steele’s leadership, however, USAID Philippines is changing the way it does business — much further and faster it seems than nearly anywhere else in USAID’s global portfolio.

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  • Piccio

    Lorenzo Piccio

    Lorenzo is a contributing analyst for Devex. Previously Devex's senior analyst for development finance in Manila, he is currently an MA candidate in international economics and international development at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington. Lorenzo holds a bachelor's degree in government and social studies from Wesleyan University.