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Entries by Sarah Jane Staats from 08/2010

USAID Administrator Raj Shah Can't Captain His Ship without a Crew

| Posted 08.05.2010 | Politics

There are twelve USAID management jobs requiring Senate confirmation. There is a slim chance USAID will have its team in place before November. Must we add this to the Christmas wish list?

USAID Staffer Tracker

| Posted 08.10.2010 | Politics

USAID administrator Raj Shah can't captain his own ship without a crew of Senate-confirmed leaders; four of the twelve appointees have been named. Bad news: zero have been confirmed.

A Webb of Misguided MCC Ideas

| Posted 08.11.2010 | World

Senator Jim Webb says the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) should stop funding development projects awarded to non-U.S. companies in Africa. I can think of three reasons this is misguided.