When Rajiv Shah vacates his position in early February, Deputy Administrator Alfonso Lenhardt will assume the role of acting administrator. But speculation is plenty as to who will take the seat on a more permanent basis. Here are 10 possible candidates.

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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.

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