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Addressing the World’s Greatest Development Challenges

Susan Reichle, Assistant to the Administrator for USAID's Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) (far left) speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

As a career Foreign Service Officer, I’ve seen many international frameworks that try to address some of the world’s greatest development challenges. It’s a tricky balance to strike—ensuring the inclusion of viewpoints from the international partners we depend on, but not losing the needed focus at the expense of broad buy-in. The Organization for Economic […]

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University of Michigan and the Call to Action that Changed the World: USAID Congratulates Peace Corps

JFK’s call to action, 50 years ago today, inspired one of the most successful service projects in American history, the Peace Corps. Read more >>

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All Hands in Kenya

I just came from an energizing all-hands town hall meeting with Kenya’s USAID and State Department staff. I also had the chance to visit a small group of our dedicated Foreign Service Nationals, Kenyans employed by the Mission. These professionals comprise roughly half of our workforce. They are the core of this Agency and the key to what we do. […]

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