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Help Wanted: Ideas to Inform White House Presidential Study Directive on U.S. Development Policy

Posted October 6, 2009 | 16:56:31 (EST)

One month and four interagency meetings into the Presidential Study Directive (PSD-7) to review and provide strategic direction on U.S. global development policy, what do we know about what's going on?

We know the exercise includes all agencies with a stake in the development policy arena (which is many!)....

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Obama Launches Whole-of-Government Review of U.S. Global Development Policy

Posted September 1, 2009 | 16:15:46 (EST)

President Obama has signed a Presidential Study Directive (PSD) -- an order to initiate policy review procedures -- authorizing National Security Advisor Jim Jones and Chairman of the National Economic Council Larry Summers to lead a whole-of-government review of U.S. global development policy. White House leadership of the exercise is...

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New MCC CEO Ready to Roll?

Posted August 19, 2009 | 16:16:01 (EST)

Word has it that the Administration's candidate for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) CEO has cleared the arduous vetting process. That would certainly be good news for the MCC staff, who have been waiting seven months to find out who is going to lead the institution through the next

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The Farmer Out of the Dell: Who's Next in the USAID Courtship Ritual?

Posted August 8, 2009 | 16:27:58 (EST)

As others before me have reported, Paul Farmer, the longest-rumored contender for the USAID Administrator nomination, is out of the running. And so begins again a courtship ritual that, funny enough, is captured in the old children's rhyme that bears his name. Not so funny is the fact...

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Who'd a Thunk It? Bipartisan Consensus on Foreign Aid

Posted July 31, 2009 | 18:26:19 (EST)

Co-authored by Sarah Jane Staats

Amidst of a month of partisan battles on Capitol Hill over a Supreme Court nominee, health care and financial regulation, a new bill was introduced this week that rose above party lines: the Foreign Assistance Revitalization and Accountability Act of 2009 (S. 1524)....

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