USAID gets additional Deputy Administrator

The United States Agency for International (USAID) has created an additional deputy administrator position and shifting to a two-deputy administrator structure.

USAID Administrator, Samantha Power, in a statement on USAID structure said: “I am very pleased to announce the start of reforms that will improve USAID’s ability to advance U.S. interests and values and tackle the toughest challenges of our time.

“USAID is creating an additional Deputy Administrator position and shifting to a two-Deputy Administrator structure.

“The new Deputy Administrator will provide overall strategic guidance to the Bureaus for (BHA); Conflict Prevention and Stabilization (CPS); Resilience and Food (RFS); , Democracy, and Innovation (DDI); and Global Health (GH); as well as our five Regional Bureaus.”

According to agency administrator, “The existing Deputy Administrator will continue to be the designated statutory Chief Operating Officer (COO) and focus on the Agency’s and resources issues.

“As the U.S. government’s lead global agency USAID oversees billions of dollars in in more than 100 countries confronting such issues as COVID-19, climate change, conflict, , and food insecurity.

“This new organisational structure will provide the , programmatic, and policy leadership commensurate with the responsibilities given to the Agency by the U.S. and the American people.

“In addition, this new structure will enable a robust focus on our and priorities, as well as on potential future reforms, including streamlining our process and procurement practices.”

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