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USAID and INGOs – Traveling a New Path Together

The landscape of international development, and the architecture of aid that has traditionally underpinned it, have shifted significantly over the last decade. In 2012, official development assistance (ODA) from members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD comprised less than 10 percent of the international resource flows into developing countries. Development has become […]

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Thinking and Working Politically

Larry Garber

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a workshop hosted by the Australia-based Developmental Leadership Program with the fanciful title of Thinking and Working Politically.  This was the second meeting of this ad hoc group of donors, think tankers and implementers. The first meeting took place in New Delhi in November and Oxfam’s Duncan Green […]

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Local Development Solutions: A Destination, Not A Doctrine

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Localizing aid is not the only way to strengthen state systems, but it is a crucial tool in donor toolboxes Read more >>

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Glass Half Full in this “Almost Revolution”

Larry Garber

Larry Garber recaps two panel discussions organized by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace last week that addressed important development issues. Read more >>

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Adding It All Up: Crunching Numbers and Saving Dollars

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USAID’s cost-benefit analysis trainings directly impact the effectiveness of host government spending, with the ultimate goal of increasing employment, equity and economic growth. Read more >>

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Selectivity and Focus

You’ve heard USAID talk about selectivity and focus in theory, but what do these principles mean in practice? In response to the global trends that are reshaping the development landscape and in line with the QDDR and PPD, USAID will apply seven operational principles across the Agency to help us focus on achieving and measuring […]

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Policy, Planning, and Learning (PPL) Celebrates One-Year

December 24, 2009: as DC was beginning its holiday retreat, a group of career USAID staff walked over to USDA to congratulate our newly confirmed Administrator. There was a great feeling of anticipation as we briefed him on our ideas for bringing policy, strategic planning, budget responsibilities and many core competencies back into the Agency.  […]

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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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Inside USAID: Getting to Know Our Newest Bureau

submitted by Julie Kunen An interview with Larry Garber, Assistant to the Administrator of the newly created Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) Bureau. Q: Why has PPL been created? Garber: Administrator Shah created PPL to serve a range of internal and external stakeholders with policy analysis, meaningful evaluations, strategic planning coordination, and a dedicated focus […]

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